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.
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 Reference||Type of Reference|
1. School Reference (from DSL)
2. Personal Reference
1. College Reference (from DSL)
2. (Previous) Employer Reference or Personal Reference
(Previous) Employer Reference and/or
(Previous) Volunteer Placement Reference and/or
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.
To request a place at one of our introductory day please register your interest on our BookWhen booking:
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