The full National Curriculum is taught across Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 3 and in key stage 4 pupils specialise as they work towards GCSEs and other accreditation. The school is well stocked with computers, including access to the Internet. Pupils have the opportunity to undertake a wide variety of National Qualifications and college courses, as well as GCSEs. Pupils also have the opportunity to take part in residential experiences and activity based weeks.
GCSE courses : English, Maths, Science, Computing, Art/DT/Music, PE
Vocational options- City & Guilds courses: Construction, Motor Vehicle Maintenance, Catering & Hospitality, Hair & Beauty (off site)
To find out more about what your child is learning this year, refer to the Key stage plans link or talk to their class/form teacher.
An annual report is sent home before the end of the summer term and arrangements are made for parents/carers to discuss the contents with the class teacher(s) and look at their child's work. An Annual Review of each child's statement and progress towards the targets will also be held. Prior to this meeting parent/carers will receive a letter inviting them to this meeting. The school Educational Psychologist, together with any other professionals who have been involved with the child's care/education, will also be invited. At the end of Year 9 a transition review is held, involving Connexions, to discuss plans for Key Stage 4 and beyond.
Pupil files are stored confidentially in the admin area. Parents/carers have access to these files. Records will be confidential to all except those who have rightful access to them. Teachers also keep records of pupil progress, Individual Behaviour Support Plans (IBSPS), working records,Key Stage test results and external examination details. These are added to regularly, reviewed annually and passed on to the pupil's next school. Attendance records form an important part of these records.
Our Assessment Leader ensures individual pupil targets which are set by the teachers are appropriately challenging, monitored, reviewed and evaluated regularly as part of the complete pupil profile to inform teachers planning and ensure each pupil is supported to achieve their very best. At the top end of the school pupils are encouraged to achieve accreditation to enable them to enter further education and employment. A variety of accreditation is offered as appropriate to individual needs and abilities.
Home-school books and telephone calls are used to keep parents/carers informed of pupil progress.