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Volunteer and Placement Programme

Interested in volunteering?

Need a placement for a college/university course or work experience?

 

Safeguarding Statement:

ASH FIELD ACADEMY IS COMMITTED TO SAFEGUARDING AND PROMOTING THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AND EXPECTS ALL STAFF, VOLUNTEERS AND PLACEMENT STUDENTS TO SHARE THIS COMMITMENT. IT IS AN OFFENCE TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE IF YOU ARE BARRED FROM WORKING WITH CHILDREN OR VULNERABLE ADULTS. ALL POSTS ARE SUBJECT TO AN ENHANCED DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK.

 

For all of the above we ask that you attend one of our introductory days which are held half termly on the following dates:

 

  • Tuesday, 13th September 2022
  • Tuesday, 1st November 2022
  • Tuesday, 28th February 2023
  • Thursday, 27th April 2023
  • Thursday, 15th June 2023

 

The sessions run from 9: 45am till 12pm. 

 

At your introductory session you will be given important information about the Academy including Safeguarding, Curriculum and Health & Safety. You will also be taken on a tour of the Academy. Towards the end of the session you will have a 10 minute 1:1 discussion with a member of the Ash Field team. Together you will discuss placement or volunteering options specific to you such as days, times and the age of the pupils you would like to work with or the requirements of your placement. We will try to meet your needs as much as possible but due to limited capacity at the Academy we can't always. 

 

We will also ask to see your current DBS and ID.

 

All placement students or volunteers need to attend an introductory session. We are unable to support any last minute requests for placement. 

 

Where possible we aim to reply within 5 working days (term time). Please note the admin department is not open during school holidays. Please monitor your email account carefully. We are unable to send reminders or do extensive follow ups. 

 

After the introductory day you will receive an email from Ash Field Academy to confirm whether or not a place is available. If you are offered a position and have applied for a DBS through Ash Field Academy we will ask you to contact us once you have received your DBS. On receipt of this information we will confirm the arrangements of your placement including start date and time with you.

All volunteer placements and work (experience) placements are subject to receipt of two satisfactory references.

 

 Type of ReferenceType of Reference
Under 16s

1. School Reference (from DSL)

Must

2. Personal Reference

Must

Over 16s

1. College Reference (from DSL)

Must

2. (Previous) Employer Reference or Personal Reference

Must 

Volunteer

(Previous) Employer Reference and/or

(Previous) Volunteer Placement Reference and/or

Personal Reference

Must

 

 

School / College References: School or College references should be signed by a DSL or DDSL.

 

Personal References: A personal reference can be provided by teachers, lecturers, group/club leaders, mentors, neighbours or family friends. However, your personal reference should not be written by someone who is solely a friend, partner/spouse or immediate relative (such as a parent or sibling).

 

Employer / Volunteer placement References: A reference from a previous or present employer or from someone you work for as part of a volunteer placement should be from an official business email address. 

Introductory Sessions

 

To request a place at one of our introductory day please register your interest on our BookWhen booking: 

 

https://bookwhen.com/inclusionsendhub

 

You will receive an email confirming your attendance and paperwork that must be completed before attending the introductory morning. 

 

Page Updated 5th September 2022 by E Croft

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