KATO’s support with Ratton Schools in East Sussex

During 2019 KATO built a new relationship with Ratton School in Eastbourne working with their Year 10 students on behalf of the ASK Programme*. We focused on apprenticeship awareness and the opportunities they could access post 16/18. In the 2018/2019 academic year, Ratton School had only received one-hour long apprenticeship session and a Parents Evening support.


What is Apprenticeship Awareness Session?

Apprenticeship Awareness Sessions are a brilliant place to start for many schools and colleges. Schools can book an expert speaker to present to groups of students and raise their awareness of apprenticeships including higher and degree apprenticeships. Schools can also request an apprentice from our Young Apprentice Ambassador Network along so that they can share their inspirational story with your students.


What is a Parents Evening?

The ASK Parents Evening Offer is flexible to meet the needs of your school or college and is designed to show parents the full range of apprenticeship opportunities, including higher and degree apprenticeships, and inspire them to think about alternative options for their child.

Following on from the activity Janine Peters, Assistant Headteacher, wanted to continue this relationship and enhance the opportunity that those students were offered.

Future Work with the School

Planned for the 2019/2020 academic year Ratton School are looking to engage with:


Careers Fair


Workshop Support Application and FAA Workshop


Assembly support working with Year 10 through to Year 13 ensuring all students have the chance to see all their opportunities after formal education

“When Rebekah came in back in April to talk to our year 10 students, she was brilliant!”

“Our year 10 parent information session went really well in June and Jayne again was really good!”

Janine Peters

Assistant Headteacher, Ratton School

*The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge Programme (ASK) is funded by National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) through the DfE to support years 10-13 in schools. Its primary aim is to enhance the Apprenticeship knowledge of careers staff and students and provide alternative options as a progression. For more information please follow link

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