Engage is a new provision that was launched in September 2020.  The main purpose is to provide an environment that supports students who struggle to access the mainstream classroom on a full-time basis. 
This could be for a reason relating to any of the 4-broad areas of need outlined within the code of practice.  

Pupils who attend this provision include:

  • Students who are working significantly below age expected in their core subjects, who would benefit being taught in a smaller group.
  • Students returning from being Electively Home Educated.
  • Students returning from alternative provision.
  • School refusers or those with a high level of school anxiety.
  • Students who are at risk of leaving school with few or no qualifications.

The staff in Engage include:

  • The Engage teacher who delivers English and maths lessons to students in KS3.  The whole school KS3 curriculum is followed for these lessons.
  • A HLTA who is responsible for the day-to-day logistics of the provision and delivers overlearning to KS4 students.
  • A teaching assistant who delivers targeted intervention and over-learning in English and maths...