As a small Catholic school with a family feel our strength is our knowledge of the students as individuals. Students have many sources of support both from staff and their peers. Peer mentors and student leaders can provide additional support for students.
On entry to the school your child will be allocated a form tutor who where possible will remain with your child on their journey through the school. The learning managers and Heads of Years will monitor your child’s progress, behaviour and attendance creating positive working relationships with home to ensure positive outcomes for your child.
SEN children and those with additional vulnerabilities can access our LINK; this is a calm working environment where children work either in small groups or on their own to complete their work. Some students will be taught in small groups for Maths, English and additional literacy during MFL curriculum time. In KS4 we have a group of students completing LIFE skills an accredited Level 2 course which prepares students for their transition into adulthood by giving them experience of practical skills such as financial planning, first aid and health education. The LINK is also used by emotionally vulnerable pupils’ or those with medical conditions who may require short-term intervention outside their lessons.
For Year 7 students who may require additional support in their literacy and numeracy skills small group interventions occur after school which identify and narrow the gaps in their learning.
The LINK is also very popular on a break and lunchtime with students who may need additional support from adults. Students can use this support for completing homework access computer support or they can use the opportunity to meet their friends in an environment that meets their needs.