Teaching Approach and Academy Day

All teaching and learning is encouraged and driven using a GROW approach. This approach enables students to apply various independent strategies to learning and supports the development of higher levels of thinking. See the diagram below.

GROW

During the academy day students will move around the site to attend different classes. Each year group has their own timetable and have access to picture timetables. Key Stage 4 students access their own personal ‘Pathway’ including College, Work Experience and Alternative Provision

Academy day – Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday

09:00 – 09:20 Breakfast Club
09:20 – 09:25 Registration/Tutor
09:25 – 10:15 Period 1
10:15 – 11:05 Period 2
11:05 – 11:20 Activities
11:20 – 12:10 Period 3
12:10 – 12:40 Activities / Lunch
12:40 – 13:30 Period 4
13:30 – 13:45 Activities
13:45 – 14:45 Period 5 with Dismissal

Wednesdays are a shorter day due to afternoon meetings and training. The curriculum is devoted to Project Based Learning (PBL) for STEM (Science, Technology and Maths), Create (English and Arts) and Health (PE and Nutrition). 

09:00 – 09:20 Breakfast Club
09:20 – 09:25 Registration/Tutor
09:25 – 10:00 Period 1
10:00 – 10:40 Period 2
10:40 – 10:55 Activities
10:55 – 11:35 Period 3
11:35 – 11:45 Activities
11:45 – 12:25 Period 4
12:25 – 12:55 Activities
12:55 – 13:45 Period 5 with Dismissal

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