Student Engagement

Opportunities for students to experience achievement and choice are maximised and promoted across our five year secondary curriculum. Effort and success are recognised and encouraged. Students become motivated and engaged by their improving subject fluency and achievement and their right to choose how to deepen their studies. Advice and guidance underpin our curriculum modelling ensuring our students have regular points of discussion with senior leaders and parents/ carers about their current and future study choices, changing interests and developing aspirations.

We provide various points of flexibility and personalisation within our broad and balanced offer to enhance student engagement and success. At Level 1 and Level 2 (including GCSE) every subject / qualification is open to every student. There are no pathways that prevent students from studying any subject combination. We build our timetables around our students’ choices removing the restriction of option blocks to create greater freedom for students to deepen their selected study. Level 2 courses are all studied across 2 years however we may choose to operate some courses across Year 9 and 10 as well as Year 10 and 11 to personalise our students’ study portfolio. This decision is localised to best support our students’ needs.