The Year team works closely with the Academy Support, which provides extra provision for students who are experiencing social or educational needs. This has had an impact not only on literacy in the year group, but also aided many students with our counselling and positive support.
Super Learning Days, focusing on cohesion, equality and team work ensures that all students develop good relationships in their form and year group, no matter what culture or background. Parents are regularly spoken to on the phone and in face to face meetings to resolve any issues in the community. Local police officers will also regularly attend school and meet with students individually.
A selection of Year 9 students are PE leaders during curriculum time, giving Year 7 students positive role models to aspire to. The year group also has anti-bullying and e-safety ambassadors that work alongside staff to help tackle any bullying and e-safety issues.
Head of Year works closely with Shirebrook MAT team and will meet on a half termly basis to discuss issues in the community. Students also have access to a weekly drop in service from MAT team workers at lunchtime.
The Year Group helped to deliver and create parcels to take to the elderly at Christmas, which was very well received in the community. Students have also been involved in community events such as ‘Carols in the Market place, ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘Christmas Cabaret’ and the ‘Family Fun Day’. The year group regularly receive assemblies relating to current issues in the community. Examples have been e-safety, homophobic bullying and community cohesion.