In Y 10 and 11 we have a 2-year KS4 model.
Students at Key Stages 3 and 4 have the opportunity to follow a Sports Scholarship Programme. At both key stages, Core PE is replaced with Scholarship sessions; this curriculum is built upon statutory requirements whilst being geared towards the students’ future aspirations to play sport at a professional level.
We currently run a; Rugby Scholarship (boys), Football Scholarship (boys) and a Girls’ Multi-Sport Programme.
Our aim is to produce independent, intelligent learners who are well-rounded and respectful individuals through the guidance and support of patient and committed educators, mentors and coaches.
We adopt a fair management system alongside the use of role models and a positive yet hard working attitude on and off the field.
How does it work?
Students will be coached by Super League-qualified coach Mr Grayburn, and ex-footballer Mr Stead within their sports scholarship sessions. Behaviour is monitored and the scholar’s place on the programme is subject to their behaviour and attitude in all areas of the school environment.
Who can apply?
Anyone can apply, the programme is open to all athletes both male and female and is non selective depending on intake and participation.
Tier 4 and 5 of our Empower inclusion provision allows our students to learn in an environment that better suits their needs.
At KS3 (years 7, 8 and 9), students in our Reconnect provision follow a bespoke 7 week package planned by ELT for each subject.
Based on boosting key skills in each subject and facilitating a successful reintegration into the mainstream curriculum.
This will facilitate integration into Reconnect and re-integration into mainstream lessons once their placement in Reconnect has ended.
Learning Support Interventions:
Vocational Curriculum (designed to re-engage students):
At tier 5 of our Rebuild provision for students in all years from 7 to 11 is longer term (with phased reintegration of students into mainstream provision, or phased reintegration of students into mixed provision being an option).
Rebuild1 (Y7 to Y9): follow a predominantly mainstream Key Stage 3 timetable
Rebuild2 (Y10): follow a full suite of GCSE courses, including:
Rebuild3 (Y11): follow a tailored set of GCSE courses (legacy provision).
Learning Support Interventions:
All students at ASA are CAT and NGRT tested when they arrive at the Academy. Students who have a Standardised Assessment Score of 90 or below are then screened for the Fresh Start phonics programme. When students graduate this intervention programme, they are able to successfully decode phonic sounds and improve their ability to access the curriculum. Students who graduate Fresh Start are then encouraged to further improve their reading skills by engaging with Reading Plus (please see below). Reading Plus was piloted as a reading intervention last year, and from October 2023, Reading Plus will be available for all of our students in order to improve their reading fluency. Please see www.readingplus.com for more information on this award-winning electronic programme.
Other literacy-based interventions provided to support students include handwriting, Time to Read, Dyslexia 1-1 and Reading Plus.