Quality first teaching impacts on students’ interest, motivation and personal desire and belief in their ability to achieve. All members of the school community share the responsibility to ensure that all young people are challenged, motivated and supported in a way that enables them to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding to become the very best they can be. Our teachers are subject specialists who share a passion for their subjects. We are always working to further develop teaching and in doing so work collaboratively to share best practice that works.
We are proud of our curriculum and the flexibility it offers us to adapt our provision to meet the needs of different cohorts of learners ensuring that the curriculum is in line with our Vision and Values as a school. We believe it enables the 'right students to access the right courses', whilst promoting high aspiration and a culture of achievement. Our decision making around curriculum suitability is fundamentally based on the moral and ethical needs of each individual student. Our decisions are student centred, well informed and based on academic profile, rigorous and robust data analysis, student preference and an understanding of their personal ambitions.
Our curriculum not only provides a broad and balanced academic delivery but enriches the learning experience of our students through a variety of both formal taught experiences and theme events. These aspects of our provision ensure that learners develop character and the necessary 'softer' skills to lead successful and fulfilling lives with an active interest in gaining new skills and knowledge. Our enrichment programme ensures students have access to appropriate impartial Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance.