What We Do
Teaching and learning
We deliver a broad and balanced curriculum which enables learners to make progress within our small school setting, with group sizes of up to 8 pupils per class.
The subjects offered are English, maths, science, RE, PE, media studies, business studies and statistics, at a wide range of levels, as appropriate to the pupil.We also run the Prince’s Trust Achieve programme, to empower pupils to make positive change, develop resilience and reengagement in education to help prepare for the next stage of their education.
Some students benefit from a vocational element to their timetable. We are able to offer:
- Motor mechanics at Beckmead College
- Hair and Beauty Level 1/2 at Road to Success
- Construction Level 1/2 at Road to Success
- Horticulture Level 1 /2 at Capel Manor
- Music at Scream Studios
- Motorcycle maintenance at Croydon Auto Bike Scheme
All pupils have access to the following depending on their need:
- Support from staff trained to deliver ELSA programmes to help pupils manage their behaviour
- Restorative meetings with peers to avoid any conflict.
- Access to the Educational Psychologist, to assess if there are any unidentified needs.
The induction and reintegration coordinator will work closely with students to assess their readiness to return to school. If a pupils has an excellent record of attendance, good focus and behaviour in lessons, they will be presented at the Fair Access Panel [FAP] to return to a Croydon school.
Reintegration at the end of Year 11 will be the support the transition to 6Th form; college employment or apprenticeships. To prepare for this we offer:
- 1-1 information and guidance sessions to ensure pupils are selecting appropriate course options.
- Employability lessons delivered as part of the Prince’s Trust.
- Opportunities to attend mock interviews and work experience placements.
Behaviour for learning
All teachers contribute to establishing a positive environment for learning. We believe in strong partnerships with parents and carers and will:
- Send regular reports home
- Have individual termly meetings with parents and pupils to discuss progress and skills for learning.
- Regularly contact parents/carers with both good news and anything we may be concerned about e.g. attendance
- Reward positive behaviour and learning through contact with parents/carer; activities each half term and weekly recognition in assemblies.