Support, information and guidance

Support, information and guidanceEnsuring that students are comfortable, secure and feel supported during their education makes a huge difference to the progress and achievement that individuals make. Our robust structure ensures appropriate support, information and guidance for all students, allowing them to focus on their learning.

The pastoral structure within the academy operates within three houses, with students organised into mixed aged form groups. Each house has its own identity and students contribute to their houses in a wide range of different activities across all areas of academy life. By mixing students of different ages and experiences, this facilitates growth and development for all, with older students becoming role models and mentors to their younger peers.

Our support for students with special educational needs is covered in four main areas:
- communication and interaction
- cognition and learning
- behaviour, emotions and social development
- sensory and/or physical

Our staff team works collaboratively with outside agencies with specialist advice and provision, supporting effective teaching and learning across the academy. By seeking to remove barriers to learning and participation, together with providing top-quality information and guidance, all students are afforded the opportunity to achieve their personal potential.