The Campus will provide the national curriculum with some vocational provision. Students will need this as a minimum to have a realistic chance of progressing into education or employment. There will be an extended school day – from 10am to 7pm – and therefore we can achieve a lot in both formal and informal learning.
Most of our students will have been disengaged from education for some time before they attend The Campus. It will be a challenge, but we are determined to o achieve good and outstanding grades in teaching and learning. We will not subscribe to the poverty of aspiration. This approach is essential if we are serious about better chances for our students. We will not only need to recruit outstanding teachers and support staff, but make sure their professional and personal support is of the highest standard.
As we have extended school days and are also open at the weekend we will have the time for other activities alongside formal education. This will include work with families, therapeutic work and groups and activities that reflect the skills and interests of individual students.