Leadership and Management

We believe that the quality of every students’ education is paramount to ensuring two things:

  • Allowing students to achieve academically and attain the best possible outcomes and qualifications.
  • Allowing students to develop socially and emotionally, so they can have the best possible character and make a difference to their local and wider communities

We know these two things will go a long way towards improving life chances; therefore, we do our utmost to ensure that the following are carefully planned and implemented:

  • Curriculum
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Achievement and Progress

We believe that the quality of every students’ education is paramount to ensuring two things:

  • Allowing students to achieve academically and attain the best possible outcomes and qualifications.
  • Allowing students to develop socially and emotionally, so they can have the best possible character and make a difference to their local and wider communities

We know these two things will go a long way towards improving life chances; therefore, we do our utmost to ensure that the following are carefully planned and implemented:

  • Curriculum
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Achievement and Progress

 

Curriculum

Our curriculum is broad, balanced and highly personalised and students now have the opportunity to study the following subjects:

KS3 – English, Maths, Science, PSHE, PE, Photography, Humanities, ICT, Music, Art and Hospitality and Catering

KS4 – English Language, English Literature, Maths, Statistics, Science, BTEC Sport, Music, Photography, Hospitality and Catering, Geography, PSHE, History and ICT.

Teaching and Learning

All teaching in this provision is graded to be at least ‘Good’. In order to sustain these standards and push to be ‘Outstanding’ in all areas, our monitoring and evaluation will ensure that the following is consistently occurring and still will focus on:

  1. Teaching to meet the needs of all students
  2. Ensure that the pace and challenge of all lessons is of the appropriate standard
  3. Ensure that marking and feedback is effective and extended writing opportunities are being exploited
  4. Ensure questioning is of a good standard and is being used to effectively close gaps in achievement and progress
  5. Ensure standards of Literacy and SPAG continue to improve and command words are mastered by all students.

 

Achievement and Progress

Since September 2019, our performance measures have improved at a rapid rate and are now significantly above national average, when compared to other provisions. The outcomes students achieve

2019/2020 Outcomes

 Y11

Subject % pass (1-9) % making progress from induction % grade 3 or above % grade 4 or above % grade 5 or above
English Lang  100  87  40  20 0
English Lit  100  87  55  11 0
Maths  100  87  20  7 0
Statistics  100  87  29  0 0
Science  100  80  40  30 10
Photography  100  90  78  22 0
Music Technology  100  100  n/a n/a n/a
Sport  100  100 n/a n/a n/a
Functional Maths  71  n/a n/a n/a n/a
Functional English  71  n/a n/a n/a n/a

 

Outcomes

2016-17

Outcomes

2017-18

Outcomes

2018-19

Summer 2020

 

Targets Summer 2021

 

% 5+ 1-9 including English & Maths 50% 60% 50% 100%  100%
% 5+ 1-9 or equivalent 60% 60% 50% 100% 100%
% 1- 9 in English 68% 61% 69% 100% 100%
APS in English 1.45 1.30 1.56 2.30 2.50
% 1- 9 in Maths 82% 70% 63% 100%  100%
APS in Maths 1.23 1.20 1.38 2.00  2.50
% 1- 9 in Science 76% 55% 56% 100%  100%
APS in Science 1.31 0.95 1.13 2.30  2.50
Average Attainment 8 Score 8.03 7.65 7.75 9.10  10.00
Average Attainment 8 Score 8.03 7.65 7.75 9.10  10.00

 

Alternative Provision

As part of our personalised curriculum, some of our students access part of the week with one of our alternative providers, who we work in brilliant partnership with. Some activities and curriculum areas are delivered in school and others are delivered off site.

We are proud to use the following providers:

  • Hartlepool College of Further Education
  • Middlesbrough College
  • Stockton Riverside College and Skills Academy
  • Evolve
  • Box Clever
  • Belle Vue Centre
  • Right Trax
  • The Keys
  • Groundworks
  • Rossmere Forest School

As part of our monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance systems, our staff visit these provisions and have meetings with students and staff from these establishments. We also hold regular progress reviews, when all qualifications are evaluated.