Pastoral Support is at the heart of what makes Hagley Catholic Sixth Form so successful. All students have a form tutor who they see daily. This enables the tutor to get to know the students exceptionally well. In addition, there are focused programmes that support social and emotional needs relevant to all 16-18 year olds. There are further programmes that enable academic mentoring and offer expert advice on next steps for university and apprenticeships/employment. These programmes run through timetabled sessions on a Tuesday morning as well as super curricular opportunities for all students.
The Sixth Form Team comprises:
|Mrs K Morris||Vice Principal, Director of Sixth Formfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr A Fitzpatrick||Assistant Director of Sixth Formemail@example.com|
|Miss L Hegarty||Post 16 Pastoral Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs S Elcock||Sixth Form Administrator|
The team has a wealth of experience and personality, so between the four of us, we are always available to support students with both academic and pastoral needs. If you have any questions or issues you feel we could support you with, please don’t hesitate to knock on our door or contact us.
All students follow a curriculum comprising of 3 A Levels and the Extended Project Qualification. This we believe enables them to secure the necessary learning foundations to access university or higher-level apprenticeships.
We have a More Able and Gifted and Higher Education Plus (HE+) programme that supports students to access the prestigious institutions of Oxford or Cambridge or courses such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.
As a Sixth Form we are not elitist and believe that there should be no glass ceilings for highest of ambitions and aspirations hence the additional support for ambitious and able students who wish to access the above pathways. This recruitment process is different and demands earlier preparation.
As a state provider, we are extremely successful at enabling students to gain entry into Oxbridge or Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Courses. We are successful year on year in enabling our students to compete and be successful in these pathways owing to the extensive programmes we have in place.
Every year for the past 5 years we have had students who have been successful in gaining offers and then converting their place at Oxbridge and in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science Courses.
Higher Education Programme
Hagley Catholic High School has a very established support programme to enable all students to access university or apprenticeship. This programme begins in the first term of Year 12 and enables students to access expert advice, guest speakers and other supercurricular visits and experiences.
Personalised Academic Mentoring
At Hagley Catholic High School, we monitor student progress very closely. Every six weeks a student's performance is reviewed by the Sixth Form team. If any under performance is registered, the appropriate interventions are put in place.
- Dedicated and supportive subject teachers
- Regular assessment and reporting schedule to facilitate early intervention and sustained progress.
- Higher education programme
- Expert applications support for both university courses and apprenticeship opportunities.
- HE+ Programme for Students applying to Russell Group Universities
- Trips to Worcester higher education exhibition and university open days
- Dedicated careers advisor
- SEND support via the Hub and SEND coordinator
16 - 19 Tuition Fund
What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?
The fund is being provided to support learners to catch up and close any gaps in their learning that may have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 lockdown. The fund will be used for small group and 1:1 tuition in English, Maths and vocational learning for 16 to 19-year-old learners. This tuition will be in addition to the planned study programme hours.
Who can be supported by this fund?
Learners must be aged 16-19 and must not have already achieved a GSCE grade 5 or above in maths and/or English by age 16. Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) who require additional tuition to help them catch up with their studies - will also be supported by this provision.
How is Hagley Catholic High School using this Fund?
Tuition groups will comprise of up to five students and the tuition sessions will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2020/21. Tuition sessions will be delivered face to face, online or through a blended delivery model.
Examples of some of the Tuition Support on offer will include:
Maths and English topic support through designated coaching by specialist Teachers
- GCSE revision workshops
- Online tutoring through My Tutor
- Academic skills support and development
- Technical knowledge and skills support to aid mastery and make up for any shortfall from previous learning.
- Specialist Support to improve engagement for learners with SEND
Tuition Support offered will be based on an individual need’s assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.
What is our pledge?
The School is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 tuition fund by:
- Producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students
- Publishing this guidance on the School website
- Recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retain the evidence of the tuition provided and demonstrate the impact of the support provided
- Delivering the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2020/21
- Notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed
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