Key Stage 3 & 4

Intent

  • Offering a broad, balanced, relevant and appropriate choice courses for each individual’s needs, including SEND and disadvantaged and vulnerable  pupils
  • To help students stay safe make informed choices
  • To support the well-being of students so they can achieve their potential
  • To help students develop positive relationships
  • To deliver SMSC across the key stages in a consistent and valuable manner
  • To develop a culture of celebration
  • To equip students for modern life in Britain
  • To develop critical thinking skills
  • To raise awareness of national and global issues
  • To ensure students become active and engaged citizens
  • To help students understand people have different viewpoints on issues
  • To look for opportunities for outside agencies to support and enhance to pastoral curriculum offer
  • To make sure curriculum is relevant and up to date and follow best practice research

IMPLEMENTATION

Specialist pastoral team

1 X AHT Pastoral care and safeguarding
5 x Heads of house
1 X Assistant Head of house KS3
3 x learning mentors
1 x school counsellor

Students are in 42 mixed ability tutor group in KS3 and KS4
Form tutors deliver the PSHE content. Resources and lesson plans available on SharePoint to ensure consistency

PSHE

1 x 1 hour a week for all year groups
Year 7-11 follow a layered programme covering RTB, Well-being awareness, Tackling bullying, Tackling racism, Online safety, Diversity and tolerance, Democracy and politics, Financial awareness, CIAG, Global issues, Law and Justice.

Outside speakers

deliver specialist information on eg:
Online safety (POLIT), Fire safety, Knife crime awareness, ASBO, Financial awareness

Assemblies

7-11 2 x assemblies a week
There is a calendar of themes eg: Black History month, AIDS awareness, Anti bullying, Current affairs, internet safety day,
7 x assemblies per year are set aside for celebration of success
Form tutors encourage their tutees to deliver assemblies within house blocks

Endeavour suite

Provides rounded and inclusive support for our most vulnerable students and has helped them remain in school. The suite provides care at both break and lunch times

Other

10 staff trained MHFA
All staff have attachment trauma training
School have taken part in Adoption friendly school programme


Key Stage 4

Intent

  • Offering a broad, balanced, relevant and appropriate choice of subjects for each individual’s needs, including SEND and disadvantaged pupils
  • Providing appropriate pathways to engage all learners at KS4 which enable progression onto level 3 courses.
  • Promoting a love of learning across the curriculum in a wide range of discrete subject areas
  • Securing high achievement in literacy and numeracy
  • Provide stretch and challenge for all
  • Equipping pupils for their role as citizens
  • Encouraging pupils to develop lively, enquiring minds
  • Developing problem solving and thinking skills
  • Providing opportunities for students to question, analyse, evaluate and synthesise
  • Developing and awareness of spiritual, social, moral and multi-cultural understanding
  • Encourage habits of independent learning to become resilient learners
  • Supporting learning needs of SEND students
  • Encouraging out of class learning to enrich all students’ education and develop leadership skills
  • Providing opportunities to prepare students for KS5 and beyond
  • Providing high quality careers education so students are prepared for their next stage of learning
  • Encouraging students to engage with an enhanced curriculum to stretch and challenge our more and most able learners

IMPLEMENTATION

10-day cycle, 50 x 1 hour lessons. Six different pathways for students to ensure successful outcomes and progression onto level 3 courses.
Core for all pupils

  • English -6 hours
  • Maths -7 hours
  • Combined science – 6 hours
  • Tutorial -2 hours
  • PE -2 hours

Pathway options

Blue E route:

  • RE – 2 hours
  • Language – 5 hours
  • Geography or History – 5 hours
  • 2 other options – 5 hours each

Blue O route

  • Maths -additional 2 hours
  • Language – 5 hours
  • Geography or History – 5 hours
  • 2 other options – 5 hours each

Green E route:

  • RE – 2 hours
  • 4 options – 5 hours each (1 vocational)

Green O route

  • Maths – additional 2 hours
  • 2 options – 5 hours each (1 vocational)

Orange route:

  • Maths – additional 2 hours
  • 4 options – 5 hours each (2 vocational)

Yellow route

  • English/Maths – additional 7 hours
  • 3 options – 5 hours each (2 vocational)

Key Stage 5

Intent

  • Offering a broad, balanced, relevant and appropriate choice of subjects for each individual’s needs, including SEND and disadvantaged pupils
  • Providing appropriate pathways to engage all learners at KS5 which enable progression into HE, employment or training .
  • Promoting a love of learning across the curriculum in a wide range of discrete subject areas
  • Securing high achievement in literacy and numeracy
  • Provide stretch and challenge for all
  • Equipping pupils for their role as citizens
  • Encouraging pupils to develop lively, enquiring minds
  • Developing problem solving and thinking skills
  • Providing opportunities for students to question, analyse, evaluate and synthesise
  • Developing and awareness of spiritual, social, moral and multi-cultural understanding
  • Encourage habits of independent learning to become resilient learners
  • Supporting learning needs of SEND students
  • Encouraging out of class learning to enrich all students’ education and develop leadership skills
  • Providing opportunities to prepare students for beyond sixth form
  • Providing high quality careers education so students are prepared for their next stage of learning, training or employment
  • Encouraging students to engage with an enhanced curriculum to stretch and challenge our more and most able learners

IMPLEMENTATION

  • Students are encouraged to progress onto a study programme that suits their personal needs and aspirations.
  • Students are given a free choice of 3 or 4 A Levels/BTECs depending on their entry profile.
  • Students with 5+ GCSE grade 7-9 can study 4 subjects
  • Some A-level subjects have entry requirements such as maths and sciences requiring a grade 6 minimum at GCSE
  • This is guided through the application and interview process.
  • Year 12 – 9 teaching periods per subject plus 1 independent study
  • Year 13 – 10 teaching periods
  • Tutorial 2 periods a cycle in year 12 and 13
  • Students can apply to study the EPQ in additional to their level 3 qualifications
  • Students engage in an enrichment programme to support their curricular learning. This includes additional qualifications in first aid and sign language
  • All sixth form students undertake a period of work experience
  • Sixth form enrichment programme contributes to the Egglescliffe Enrichment Diploma which is accredited by Teesside University.