Ashley School's innovative careers programme is linked closely to the development of essential skills. All students in the school have the opportunity to engage with a range of employers. Examples of engagement include employer talks, mock interviews, work experience and workplace tours. As a school, we ask the employers to have a specific focus on the importance of essential skills and provide us with feedback on how students have demonstrated each skill. Students also have the opportunity to reflect on their skills and are asked to complete a crib sheet to evidence how they have demonstrated using the 8 skills during these sessions. The schools LOTC curriculum allows students to develop their essential skills away from the classroom setting including DofE, Independent Living and Community Sports sessions.