Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Change in Provision

Change in Provision - September 2019

 

This September, all of our secondary students will be taught at our East Campus, Minster Road, Minster-on-Sea, ME12 3JQ.  We will be moving our sixth-form provision to our West Campus, Marine Parade, Sheerness. 

This is not a decision we have taken lightly, and we have carefully considered all of our options so that we can provide the best possible teaching and learning environment for our students. 

By uniting our secondary campuses into one, we have a fantastic opportunity to make the most of our resources and staff.  Our teachers will be better able to support and challenge one another to develop their professional practice, and our students can benefit from access to all of our staff.

In addition to the above, uniting the secondary provision also means no more busing between campuses, enabling our students to focus on their studies and not have to travel during school time.  This is both more convenient and safer for these students. 

By moving our sixth form to the West Campus, we will offer a more bespoke learning environment for our older students, setting expectations as they “move up” and prepare for university, further training or entering the workplace once they have completed their studies.

We are also exploring major revisions to our provision for our students with special educational needs, potentially at the West site.  These discussions are at an early stage, and we are meeting with all relevant stakeholders. 

We are working to implement these changes smoothly.  Our tutors will meet with those students moving campus to ensure they know their way to school, and around the academy.  We will also have a schedule of transition events during July during the academy day to provide opportunities for the students from the West campus to visit the East site.

If you have any questions or issues that you would like to address, we would encourage you to come along to our drop in sessions where we will explain in more detail the changes.  At these sessions, you will have an opportunity to speak to our senior leaders on these changes and what impact if any it will for your child. 

 

Date

Location

Time of drop-in sessions

Tue 25th Jun

West Campus

 14:00 - 16:30

Thurs 27th Jun

East Campus

 10:00 - 12:00

Mon 1st Jul

West Campus

 16:00 - 18:00

 

We are excited about the opportunity that we have to make better use of our resources, and we consider this the next important step in creating the sustainably ‘Good’ school that the young people of the Isle of Sheppey deserve.