Subject staff support students on a daily basis and use a Monitoring and Intervention Framework to highlight students that are under-performing as well as over-performing.
Letters recognising over performance are sent by subject teachers.
Subject teachers will discuss with under-performing students their concerns. This Level 1 intervention will be reported home. If no progress is seen within an agreed time frame, the Subject Leader becomes involved. The student’s tutor is informed.
The Subject Leader Level 2 intervention stage involves parents being asked to a subject meeting to discuss issues. The student’s tutor is informed. Removal from the course is the ultimate sanction. However, this decision will only be made in consultation with the student parents and Mr Holland (Assistant Headteacher). Again if no improvement is seen within the agreed time frame, the Level 3 phase is entered.
At the Level 3 intervention phase, Mr Holland will chair meetings with all stakeholders. Failure to meet action points may lead to a student being asked to leave the sixth form.
At all stages of intervention, action points can be both for the student and for teachers. The primary aim of the intervention is to help the student get back on target.
Academic mentoring is offered by the tutor in half termly one to one meetings. These meetings will generate action points that will be monitored by Mr Holland.