Key Stage 3 & 4


  • Offering a broad, balanced, relevant and appropriate choice of subjects and courses for each individual’s needs, including SEND and disadvantaged and vulnerable  pupils
  • Providing appropriate pathways to engage all learners at KS3 and KS4 to meet individual needs
  • To develop life skills beyond the traditional school curriculum
  • To engage or reengage pupils in their education
  • To provide support to make sure pupils continue to make academic progress
  • To ensure that Egglescliffe School is inclusive in its approach
  • To develop communication, teamwork and interaction skills
  • To develop social and emotional skills
  • To reduce the risk of pupils becoming NEET
  • To improve attendance and reduce FTE
  • To provide a link key transitions in education
  • To ensure pupils gain some recognisable qualifications
  • To raise awareness of opportunities beyond KS4
  • To provide opportunities to be involved in wider community projects
  • To build self-esteem, self-worth and resilience


Support provision includes

  • Teaching assistants who are also key workers and provide in-class support and 1-1 support
  • Mentors
  • School Councillor
  • Maths and English intervention
  • Staffed support base
  • EP work
  • Specialist HLTA  (C & I)
  • Thorough and robust transition programme
  • Access arrangements (all key stages)
  • Nurture group with specialist teacher to support literacy
  • Safe space for pupil at break and lunchtime
  • Parent consultation days

There are a very small number of students who have a reduced curriculum timetable but remain in school to complete additional work.

Alternative provision used by school includes

  • Skills Academy
  • Evolve
  • Endeavour
  • Daisy Chain
  • Prince’s Trust
  • Sunderland FC Academy
  • Middlesbrough FC Academy
  • Fast Forward

Close working relationship with professional agencies such as EP, CAMHS, Preventions, CGL, Social services.

CPD is provided for whole staff as required relating to specific needs. Bespoke training for certain groups.

Pastoral and support staff have attended training to develop their skills further.