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SUPPORT, CARE AND GUIDANCE

At The Bridge Academy we offer a safe and secure learning environment and are committed to offering the best quality support, guidance and care to our students.

A SAFE PLACE TO LEARN

The Academy strikes the right balance between being welcoming and ensuring the safety of students and staff.

Swipe cards are needed to gain access to the building, purchase food and drink from the canteen, and borrow books from the library. Each student will be in possession of one of these cards, and these can be ‘topped up’ using the internet via our website.

The Academy site has 24-hour security and a system of recording and welcoming visitors. We reserve the right to screen students to make sure they are not bringing anything into school which could harm others.

PASTORAL SUPPORT

All students will receive small group tutor sessions every week.

These will focus on successes and achievements, and any concerns or difficulties.

Sixth Form students will also have the support from our professional in-house counsellor (Ms Holder).

We encourage you to contact your child’s tutor in the first instance, if you have any concerns or questions.

INTERVENTION:

Intervention is a method of supporting students to ensure they reach their academic targets.

A core programme of intervention will run across the year to support the development of core independent learning, literacy and numeracy skills. This will include, drop in support sessions within the Sixth Form Study Space, essay writing courses, a ‘Bridge the Gap’ course, and small group numeracy/literacy sessions.

Furthermore, students will be assessed regularly and their progress towards their targets in all subjects will be constantly tracked. Every half term all subject leaders will review all students’ assessment grades in their subjects and provide intervention strategies to support any student who requires additional help in reaching their target grades. Interventions will be varied in nature and tailored to the needs of the student. Parents/carers will be informed if their child is selected for any of the intervention programmes outside of the normal curriculum offer. Additional intervention is compulsory for students who have been selected and failure to attend will be considered as failure to attend a timetabled lesson.

HOME-ACADEMY AGREEMENT

WHAT DOES THE BRIDGE ACADEMY EXPECT OF STUDENTS IN SIXTH FORM?

A full learner agreement will be signed by students, the key principles of which are:

  • Excellent levels of attendance and punctuality
  • Immaculate uniform
  • Appropriate use of study time
  • Being well organised and equipped for learning
  • Background reading and extended study
  • Keep a good balance between study, part time work and socialising
  • Respect for each other and for staff

WHAT DOES THE BRIDGE ACADEMY EXPECT OF PARENTS/CARERS IN SIXTH FORM?

Study at Key Stage Five is both short and intense. By working together, students, parents and teachers can produce the best outcomes.

  • Ensure excellent levels attendance and punctuality
  • Ensure your child adheres to the Sixth Form dress code and is fully equipped for learning
  • Ensure a good balance between study, part time work and socialising
  • Monitor progress by asking about work and reports
  • Attend parents evening
  • Be aware of course requirements and demands
  • Keep the Academy well informed

WHAT SHOULD THE PARENTS AND STUDENTS EXPECT FROM THE BRIDGE ACADEMY?

  • Provision of a quality learning environment
  • Targets are set to stretch students to reach their full potential
  • Underachievement identified and interventions made
  • Communication with students and parents on a regular basis on all matters
  • Delivery of the Sixth Form guarantee.
  • A tutor who monitors progress, provides guidance and assistance.
  • A UBS career mentor to supplement and extend support.
  • The opportunity to take part in extra -curricular and PIP activities.

Principal:
Mr Chris Brown

Vice Principals:
Kelly Harris (KS3)
Paddy Cassidy (KS4)
Alison Underwood (Sixth Form)
Jennifer Evans

Finance &
Resources Director:

Ken Robb