As a mainstream provider, the Academy is able to provide additional support to pupils in mainstream lessons through interventions aimed at accelerating progress with the support of teaching assistants.
Pupils in Year 7 working below National Curriculum Level 3 in English and Maths can be supported through the adapted curriculum within the Skills School aimed at accelerating Literacy and Numeracy Skills.
In Year 8 pupils working below National Curriculum Level 3 continue to be supported through targeted support. However it is also necessary for them to access the whole curriculum within subject areas in order to ensure they have maximum opportunities to choose appropriate options in Year 9.
Students in Year 9 who are continuing to require additional support to access the curriculum will access their education through the Flexible Learning Tier. This will enable students to access a curriculum tailored to practical learning to promote speaking and listening as a gear to enhancing learning.
Classes in the Skills School are reduced to the size of 16 pupils.