Ash Field Academy
*** SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN TO PUPILS ON 1ST SEPTEMBER 2020 *** SAFEGUARDING: If you need to provide us with information regarding the safety and protection of a child at the school and would like us to have this prior to September, please provide this in an email to as well as a contact name and number in case we need to get back to you. This email will be monitored by the safeguarding lead on duty every 24 hours. However, if you need advice and support in order to keep a child safe, or you wish to report a concern, please contact Duty and Advice (DAS) on 0116 454 1004. For emergencies, always contact the police on 999.

Volunteer and Placement Programme

Monday, 1st June 2020


Due to the current COVID-19 situation and our pupils' medical vulnerabilities, Ash Field Academy is unable to host any volunteers or placement students till Monday, 2nd November 2020 earliest. 


We will review the Volunteer and Placement Programme offer early September 2020 following the latest Government Guidelines at that time. 


We would ask any existing placement schools / colleges to contact Ash Field Academy on if they have any questions or need support. Ash Field Teaching Alliance is able to provide SEND workshops and training for your pupils and students in the meantime. 


Ellen Croft - Vice Principal 

Interested in volunteering?

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


For all of the above we ask that you attend one of our introductory days which are held termly.


The sessions run from 9.30am – 12:30pm (please see below and our registration form for dates).


At your introductory session you will be given important information about the Academy including Health & Safety and Child Protection. You will also be taken on a tour of the Academy. Towards the end of the session you will have a short 1:1 discussion with a member of the Ash Field Team. Together you will discuss 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 also ask to see your current DBS (CRB).


To request a place at one of our introductory day please click here or on the image below to complete a registration form and email it to . You will receive an email confirming your attendance.


Where possible we aim to reply within 5 working days (term time). Please note the admin department is not open during school holidays.


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 are subject to receipt of a satisfactory reference.


A reference from a previous or present employer or from someone you work for as part of a volunteer placement is preferable. However, if this is not possible, a personal reference is acceptable for our volunteer placements. 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). 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.




The 2019/2020 dates have now been confirmed.

The sessions will run 9:30am - 12:30pm on the following dates;


Tuesday 26th November 2019 (This session is now fully booked)

Tuesday 11th February 2020

Tuesday 28th April 2020 - cancelled due to COVID-19

Tuesday 16th June 2020 - cancelled due to COVID -19


Our 2020.2021 Volunteer and Placement Programme will be reviewed September 2020 and informed by the lastest government guidance at that time. 

Introductory Session Booking Form - Please Complete and email to


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