Our School Day
Our school building opens at 8am and closes at 5pm
Our telephone system is 24 hours for messages but opens at 8.15am and closes at 4.30pm for a direct line to reception.
The children and young people spend a total of 32 hours and 10 minutes in school each week.
The school day is consistent across the whole school although different phases allocate curriculum time according to the phase they are in. The day is split into 2 x Registrations, Tutor Time, 8 x 35minute teaching lessons*, a morning break and lunchtime.
Each day starts at 9:00am and finishes at 3:30pm *except on Wednesday when we finish at 3:10pm
9:00 - 9:20am REGISTRATION
9:20 - 9:40am Phonics Primary and KS3 / Tutor time 14-19* (see below)
9:40 - 10:10am Lesson 1
10:10 - 10:40am Lesson 2
10:40 - 10:55am MORNING BREAK
10:55 - 11:30am Lesson 3
11:30 - 12:05pm Lesson 4
12:05 - 1:05pm LUNCHTIME
1:05- 1:10pm REGISTRATION
1:10 - 1:45pm Lesson 5 (1:10 - 1:40 Wed)
1:45 - 2:20pm Lesson 6 (1:40 - 2:10 Wed)
2:20 - 2:55pm Lesson 7 (2:10.2:40 Wed)
2:55 - 3:30pm Lesson 8 (2:40 - 3:10 Wed)
Note: The school playground is only staffed from 8:50am so children need to be supervised by parents or carers before this time.
The majority of our students are transported to and from school via escorted services.
Whole school assemblies occur at the end of each term or where there is a specific celebration or whole school activity happening. Sometimes the focus may be achievement, or it may be a special visitor to school
Each phase of school has a weekly gathering:
Friday 2:50pm ASSEMBLY (Primary)
Tuesday 1:05pm ASSEMBLY (KS3)
Monday 9:20am ASSEMBLY (14-19)
Through the programme of assemblies, students are given the opportunity to participate and share their voice. A positive celebration of student's work and interests, runs alongside the promoting of good values and the community, both inside, and outside of the Academy.
*14-19 Tutor Time
During tutor time students in 14-19 work on an enrichment curriculum to complement their timetabled lessons.
Relationships and Sex Education
The reading sessions on a Tuesday may focus on an individual’s personal reading or it may be the class are enjoying a book together.
During contextual leaning sessions students learn about celebrating their own identity. They may be working towards some of their EHCP targets and learning about their EHCP plan. Much of the learning focusses on character strengths, Zones of Regulation, perspective taking and building resilience.
On Thursdays the relationship and sex education sessions target the needs of the class. This may be about friendships, about sex, about different types of relationships and how to stay safe. The sessions run alongside the men and women’s RSE sessions and the RSE sessions covered by the curriculum.
On Fridays, our students asked for additional learning in geography, history, culture, politics, religion and philosophy.