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Key Stage 4 Learning

Developing the Whole Child

Pupils learn about, and understand, the importance of respecting themselves and others.

Ofsted 2023

At the academy we have extensive enrichment and extra-curricular programmes that broaden horizons, combat external negative experiences and build positive relationships.

We hold regular Health and Well-Being Days where students are able to interact with external agencies, organisations, employers, staff and older students to become better informed on issues relating to their personal health, safety and well-being.

In order to enrich and extend our provision, leaders have deliberately designed the curriculum to
include non-assessed elements to support contextual knowledge and skill building beyond
qualifications, including:

  • Daily enrichment
  • RE/Citizenship
  • RSHE delivery (inc. RSE)

Parental partnerships play an important role in assessing the areas of need and development for our young people.

We also recognise there is more to life at the academy than academic progress; we know it is our moral purpose to educate the “whole child” and develop the attributes of leadership, organisation, communication, initiative and resilience in every child.

To support the excellent teaching, we have a number of additional adults available throughout the day. Our Student Development Leaders and Respect Champions are there to support learners in lessons and help them to overcome any barriers that might prevent them from learning.

S O’Neill
Senior Student Development Leader

K Boyce-Charman
Assistant Headteacher  

The school is determined that all pupils can access the curriculum. All pupils in key stage 4 now study French. The school offers pupils a wide range of vocational courses as well as GCSE and A-level qualifications. Pupils are prepared well for the next stage of their education or employment.’ Pupils’ relationships with teachers are positive.

Ofsted 2023