Context

Aston Academy is a secondary converter academy in Sheffield, UK, within the jurisdiction of Rotherham Local Education Authority. As of October 2017 there are 1745 students on roll, including 232 in Post 16, of which 22% are disadvantaged. The Academy was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in its recent inspection (February 2014). In 2016, the Academy achieved a GCSE Progress 8 score of +0.04, and a 5 A*-C pass rate, including English and Mathematics, of 68.2 %. In 2017, students sat AS examinations in the majority of subjects, with a smaller number of subjects choosing not to enter students for AS examinations. The vast majority of Post 16 students follow a pathway of three A Level subjects, or equivalents, with only a small number of students typically studying four subjects. Aston Academy is located in an area with a POLAR3 score of 3, with many of the surrounding areas falling into the second quintile, indicating a slightly lower than average progression into HE.

Careers Advice and Guidance

Careers Advice and Guidance at Aston Academy

 

My name is Sarah Sykes and I am the Careers Adviser at Aston Academy. I have worked for many years as a Careers Adviser in other schools and colleges in Sheffield and am very pleased to have the opportunity to help students here at Aston Academy.

I am based in M19 near to reception. I work every day and will happily welcome any student if they wish to visit me to ask for advice and information about their career plans. I am available every lunchtime from 12:15 pm.

I offer individual guidance appointments to students at key transition points in their school career (typically in Y9, Y10, Y11, Y12 and Y13.) I welcome parents/carers to these appointments and will send letters in advance to students’ home addresses to notify interested parties of the date and time scheduled.

I am happy to receive emails from students and parents/carers wishing to book an appointment (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and can also be contacted by telephone on (0114) 2872171 Ext 362.

I am ably supported in this role by Yvonne Winstanley, a Youth Support Worker, from Rotherham’s Early Help Service. Yvonne is in school every Thursday and can be contacted via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I would like to take this opportunity to recommend some useful websites for students and parents/carers to browse in order to help with the sometimes bewildering career decision making process. Please see the websites below:

 

 

For helpful careers information about specific jobs, ideas exploration and vocational sectors:

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

www.plotr.co.uk

http://icould.com

https://careersyandh.co.uk (information about the labour market in Yorkshire and the Humber)

To search and find post 16 courses, colleges, schools and apprenticeship providers:

www.ucasprogress.com

Apprenticeship information and vacancy details:

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

www.youthi.org.uk (Rotherham based vacancies)

www.sheffieldfutures.org.uk. (Sheffield based vacancies)

To research university degrees, choices, studying abroad and potential postgraduate careers:

www.ucas.com

www.push.co.uk

www.prospects.ac.uk.

www.studentroom.co.uk

www.unistats.com

www.astarfuture.co.uk (Studying abroad)

To research STEM related careers:

www.futuremorph.org. (STEM careers)

www.mathscareers.org.uk

www.tomorrowsengineer.co.uk

www.nhscareers.nhs.uk

www.rcs.org (Chemistry related careers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y11 Information and Resources

Consultation Evening

The Y11 consultation evening will be held on Thursday 3rd November 2016.

 

Revision Booklet

Please click on the link below to download a copy of the revision booklet that has been given to all Y11 students.

 

Revision Sessions

Admissions

Any parent/carer wishing to admit their child into the academy should contact Rotherham Local Authority School Admissions in the first instance.   You can contact this department on the following number: 01709 823777 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

ACET operates within the statutory Admissions Code of Practice, this being to ensure that all school places for maintained schools (excluding maintained special schools) and Academies are allocated and offered in an open and fair way. To view the Admissions Code of Practice, please use the link below:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-admissions-code--2

 

 

Consultation Evening

The following members of staff are no longer available for the Y10 consultation evening on 31th January 2017:

 

T Hughes

L Longstaff

S Naylor

K Maskrey

C Walton

R Broadbent

A Ward

C Webster

J Machan


 

 

 

 

Mission Statement

At Aston we are committed to providing high quality learning and teaching, enabling everyone to reach their full potential, whatever their age, ability, gender or ethnicity.

We believe that every person is unique and we work together in an inclusive environment of mutual respect and consideration, valuing everyone's contribution.

Through our partnership with the local and wider community we aim to support our young people in successfully taking their place in society.

All adults in school have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

With your commitment we will make a difference.

 

Contact Us

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