Careers Information

Ashley College Careers Information

Careers Guidance Policy

Provider Access Policy

Careers Lead: Deputy Headteacher - Teaching and Learning

Contact: 020 8937 3330

Ashley College provides a relevant and engaging careers curriculum which meets the differing needs and requirements of our pupils. This is developed throughout a pupil’s time at our provision and is always supportive of their abilities, strengths and skills. The programme provides our pupils with the opportunity to plan and manage their careers effectively, ensuring progression which is ambitious and aspirational. It promotes equality of opportunity,
celebrates diversity and challenges stereotypes. It is designed to meet the Gatsby benchmarks and conforms to statutory requirements.

Roles and Responsibilities

All staff contribute to the implementation of this policy through their role as link tutors and subject teachers. Subject teachers have responsibility for embedding careers into their subject area.

Careers Leader

Careers Leader and contact details:
Name: Deputy Headteacher
Contact: 020 8937 3330

This person has a responsibility to ensure:

  • Ashley College has a good careers programme that meets the expectations set out in the Gatsby benchmarks
  • Ashley College has published details on the website of our careers programme and arrangements for providers of technical education or apprenticeships to talk to pupils
  • The destinations of young people from our school are tracked and that this information is used to improve the effectiveness of our school's career programme


KS3 Provision

The PHSCE programme aims to raise pupil aspirations, by matching their personal qualities and values to employability skills. Whole school assemblies look at career options and KS£ students have a presentation from the careers advisor.

 The above is supported by our KS3 PHSCE programme:

 Community and careers

Equality of opportunity in careers and life choices, and different types and patterns of work


Planning and carrying out an enterprise project

Career Guidance and Career Advice for School Leavers and Graduates ...KS4 Provision

Pupils continue, dependent on their start date at Ashley College, research into careers and pathways into the sixth form and higher education. They develop skills in CV, letter writing, presentations and interviews. This includes a mock interview; assemblies/presentations on apprenticeships and A-level options, an evening for parents and pupils to meet with teachers and SLT to discuss options. Individual interviews are held with connexions advisor, who also provides guidance on apprenticeships. During enrichment pupils experience an offsite careers fair, Higher education visits and bespoke individual college visit to support their transition.

The above is supported by our KS4 PHSCE and Financial Studies programmes:

Living in the wider world 

Income and expenditure, credit and debt, insurance, savings and pensions, financial products


Preparing for college and the world of work

College application process

Skills for employment and career progression

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As an interim provision majority of our students do not spend their whole KS4 time with us. During the period they are with us, we will where possible ensure they:

  • Study a life skills course in finance and achieve a level 2 qualification
  • engage in enrichment days, assemblies and workshops that specifically focus on employability skills such as interview techniques, creating CVs
  • visit a range of local Post-16 providers and universities to inspire and motivate them to consider higher education
  • have one to one meetings with a fully qualified Careers Advisor
  • if available and appropriate, have access to a work experience placement, in order to gain first-hand experience of the world of work
  • attend college open days, supported by Ashley College staff, if necessary
  • attend relevant careers fairs
  • have access to a visit and talk from the LA’s apprenticeship lead