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Safer Recruitment And Selection

START OF RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND PREPARATION The recruitment process is usually initiated by a resignation - but not always. A vacancy can be created by additional source of funding becoming available attached to a specified role, or can become necessary due to increased workload requiring additional resources.

Drugs advice

Ashcroft High School takes its responsibility to deliver drugs education to its young people very seriously.  Through the curriculum, house time, assemblies and outside speakers a comprehensive drugs education programme is delivered to all students.  The possession, use or supply of illegal and unauthorised drugs within school boundaries is unacceptable.  In order to safeguard other students the school takes a very strong view on bringing drugs into school and will always consider permanent exclusion.

Below are a list of useful web-sites that offer support, advice and guidance for anyone who is experiencing concerns about drugs:


FRANK is a national drug education service jointly established by the Department of Health and Home Office of the British government in 2003.  It is intended to reduce the use of both legal and illegal drugs by providing “targeted” and “accurate” information on drugs and alcohol, particularly to school pupils and families.  There is a 24 hour helpline where confidential support, advice and guidance is given.

Helpline:    0300 123 6000

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Providing information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking.
Helpline:   0800 358 3456


It provides expertise on drugs and research materials. The Information service page signposts carers and users to relevant useful organisations and information.


A national organisation working with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. It can advise you about many issues, including financial worries, understanding how to help during different stages of recoveryand coping with difficult behaviour. It also has a Useful organisations page.


The national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law – providing free and confidential specialist advice.

Helpline: 0845 4500 215


The governing body of Ashcroft High School. Choosing a secondary school is a big decision and one which you will not take without careful consideration. We would like to have the opportunity of working in partnership with you to ensure that your child’s educational journey is a happy and successful one.