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Parents' Induction Evening

Note to new parents: If your child is arriving in August 2017, there will be parents' induction evening on Wednesday 5 July.  Details to follow.

Bronze Expeditioners Hit the Road

Bronze Expeditioners Hit the Road

Fifty Year 10 students walked from Ticknall to Conkers with full rucksacks for their Duke of Edinburgh bronze ...

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Mathematicians Make Light Work of Kangaroo

Mathematicians Make Light Work of Kangaroo

Five able mathematicians took part in the Pink Kangaroo round of the Intermediate Maths Challenge. Oliver W...

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Class of '77 Returns, 40 Years on

Class of '77 Returns, 40 Years on

Sixty four former students of Ashby School were reunited last weekend, 40 years after leaving. The former s...

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School Takes Plunge for Aquathon

School Takes Plunge for Aquathon

More than 80 competitors of all abilities braved this year's charity aquathon in glorious sunshine. The eve...

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Winning Ways in Business

Winning Ways in Business

Business students came first in a competition run by a local company to mark European Supply Chain Day. The...

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The Summer Ashbeian is Out Now

The Summer Ashbeian is Out Now

All the latest on the hard work and big successes in lessons (and even more sporting tournaments)....and the w...

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Auditions for School Musical to be Held in June

Auditions for School Musical to be Held in June

Performers of all abilities are being invited to turn up and audition for next year's school musical. The m...

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Badminton Players Represent School in National Finals

Badminton Players Represent School in National Finals

Ashby's winning boys' badminton team travelled to Milton Keynes for the National Badminton Finals. The unde...

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Awards Evening Celebrates Remarkable Achievements

Awards Evening Celebrates Remarkable Achievements

The achievements, commitment and resilience of some of the school's most remarkable students were celebrated a...

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Examination Timetables are Now Available to Parents on MCAS

Examination Timetables are Now Available to Parents on MCAS

Parents can now access their child's summer 2017 examination timetable using the My Child at Home (MCAS) porta...

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Careers and Leavers' Destinations

A careers booklet outlining important information about careers evening and post-16 choices can be found here.

An independent careers adviser is based at Ashby School two days a week, giving free information, advice, guidance and support to students on a range of issues. Careers adviser Mrs Marie Miller is in school every Tuesday and Thursday to discuss education, training, careers, apprenticeships, jobs and student finances.

Parents of current students should be aware that their son/daughter needs to remain in education or training until they are 18 years old. This can be at Ashby School Sixth Form, but can also be at a college, with a training provider or as part of an apprenticeship scheme. For more information on this, please see the following link to the Raise in Participation Age http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/rpa_website_200713-2.docx

The independent careers adviser can:

  • talk to students about the options open to them and help them decide what to do next;

  • answer queries;

  • help with any problems that a student may have entering his/her chosen career.

Finding work, training or a course

The careers adviser can give practical help with getting a job, an apprenticeship or a place at college. She can help students to:

  • apply for vacancies;

  • arrange interviews; 

  • fill in application forms and cope with interviews;

  • deal with any other career-related issues.

Information

Ashby School has a carerers resource area in the school library with information on a range of subjects such as courses, jobs, health, money and free time.

Some useful websites are:

National Careers Service: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Apprenticeships: http://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/#./the_latest 

Apprenticeship Vacancies: https://apprenticeshipvacancymatchingservice.lsc.gov.uk/navms/forms/candidate/apprenticeships.aspx 

Leicester Apprenticeship Hub: http://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council-services/jobs-and-careers/leicester-to-work/leicester-apprenticeship-hub/ 

UCAS Progress: https://www.ucasprogress.com

Fast Tomato: https://www.fasttomato.com Please ask for the registration code.

iCould http://icould.com/

Extra help

Students who may need extra help – perhaps because of a learning difficulty or a disability, or because they cannot find a course or job to suit them – can seek guidance from the careers adviser.

Mrs Miller is happy to talk about:

  • college courses to meet students' needs;
  • special programmes for students going straight into work;
  • other people who can give advice.

Making an Appointment

At Ashby School, students can make an appointment to see the careers adviser through their form tutor.