Differentiation & Personalisation
The school seeks to ensure that its curriculum is delivered via well planned and engaging lessons which challenge all students whatever their ability or starting point. The school is flexible in its approach to grouping students by aptitude, believing one size does not fit all. Maths, Science, English and MFL all operate some form of “setting” of students in order to ensure that individual progress is maximised and individual needs met. A students “group” is never – “static” and their progress will be reviewed every half term and if necessary, movement to a more appropriate group will take place.
If we feel any student is falling behind or requires more specialist provision we put in place rigorous interventions which may be classroom based or exist at other times in the school day/after school. Our D-SEN policy sets out our approach to meeting more complex needs including EAL specialist support for students who may be at an early stage of English Language learning.
The school also has its own alternative provision base – Student Learning Centre (SLC)- whereby students whom we believe may benefit from a more personalised bespoke part time timetable will be accommodated. These timetables will involve GCSEs in core subjects with 1-1 support and also incorporate other academic courses as appropriate. In addition some students take up part time courses on offer with conjunction with other lead providers.