The LVS Community
Students at LVS Ascot benefit from the collaborative shared experience and expertise of the whole LVS Ascot community from teachers to advisers, from parents to alumni.
Working towards our shared goal of giving LVS Ascot students an advantage, the LVS Ascot Careers Advantage programme provides careers guidance, advice, support and helps to build resilience for students when they take their next steps, whether those steps are into higher education, apprenticeships or straight into work and a career.
The LVS Community Advantage:
- Careers Guidance and Work Experience: Expert advice and practical help delivered by
Adviza, our careers guidance specialists.
- The LVS Ascot WoW group: A group of like-minded LVS Ascot parents and staff who share
their expertise and offer mentoring, work experience, networking and job opportunities.
- LVS Alumni: Our Alumni share their experiences and career progression after leaving LVS
Ascot. This inspires our students and presents them with contact opportunities and career
LVS Ascot’s alumni programme allows former students to stay in touch with each other and remain part of the school community after they leave. Former LVS Ascot students include
- Simon Cowell
- William Brake (founder of Brake Bros)
- Tracey Ullman
- Holly Tucker (founder of Not On The High
Alumni are a key component in helping our students with advice and opportunities.
World of Work Inspiration
Our WoW Group members, mostly parents, have built successful careers and, in some cases, successful businesses.
They work in a range of industries, and on their way to career success they have learned how to navigate a path that can often be less than straightforward. This includes how to stand out in a competitive job market and what employers, such as themselves, are looking for when they interview.
Those who run their own businesses also share their experience of getting started, and the highs and lows or advantages and disadvantages of working for yourself.
Members are also willing to highlight opportunities within their organisations to our LVS Ascot pupils.
Discussing World of Work matters is beneficial to parents too. Business networking comes about by participating in the WoW Group meetings. Members share work related ideas, learn from each other and find ways to collaborate in their own businesses.
The WoW Group is open to any LVS Ascot Junior or Senior school mums or dads with business experience who want to contribute and network with other LVS Ascot parents in business. Help us bridge the gap between education and careers to inspire and support our children into the World of Work…and support each other along the way too.
Being a member of The WoW Group is an ideal way to support the school with your business and industry insights by attending WoW Group committee evenings or business networking morning sessions. You will also make new local business contacts and get direct benefit for you or your business.
To join, apply via our WoW LinkedIn Group
LVS Ascot PTFA (Parents, Teachers & Friends Association)
The LVS Ascot PTFA (a registered charity) creates a community for parents, teachers and any others associated with children attending LVS Ascot to come together and get to know each other as part of the school community.
The PTFA also raises money for the school through events, social gatherings and initiatives. These funds provide extra opportunities for children to have additional experiences as part of their school journey.
Fundraising also allows parents to get to know each other and socialise together within the context of school.
The LVS Ascot Careers Service is provided by Sophie, an independent Careers Adviser from Adviza. She can be found in the Careers Office in the 6th Form Centre which is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Students can drop in for a chat or book an appointment by emailing Sophie.Biggs@lvs.ascot.sch.uk
Adviza is a charity supporting young people with career choices. The Adviza Careers Service offer:
- Morrisby Psychometric Testing
- Bespoke individual and group careers guidance sessions
- Careers Fairs / Networking events
- UCAS – help with your personal statement and choosing courses
- Apprenticeship guidance
- Work experience placement support
- CV design and mock interview preparation
- Parental Support – The Parents Guide to Post 16 Options
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