Life in the Sixth Form
"good quality care pervades all aspects of the school’s life and work"
(Ofsted, June 2016)
During your time at Sixth Form we will monitor your progress carefully and ensure you acquire new study skills, develop independent learning skills, and grow in confidence. As a member of our Academy you will be allocated a Learning Guide and a Community Leader who will work alongside your teachers to regularly review your progress, help with any difficulties, and work with you to set achievable short and long-term goals.
Parents and carers will receive a formal report a regular points throughout the year to inform them of your progress and attainment. There will also be an opportunity for parents to discuss your progress and respond to your teacher’s comments.
Attendance & Punctuality
Students must arrive at the Academy for 08.20 ready for Lesson 1 which begins at 08.30. Students on morning duty rota may need to arrive earlier. There is an expectation that all students will be here at this time and registered with their tutors. Students who are persistently late to or who fail to attend morning registration may face disciplinary action.
Full and punctual attendance at lessons is an expectation we have of all students. Students who are persistently late to class or who absent themselves without good reason will be jeopardising their place in the Sixth Form. If there is a legitimate reason for a student’s absence, we ask that parents provide a note to this effect. Absences may be legitimated in three ways through:
- By phone call to the Attendance Officer on: 020 8804 6946 Ext. 73600
- By letter to be handed to your son/daughter’s Learning Guide or
- by e-mail to the Attendance Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervised Study Periods
Students will have on their timetables periods that are classified as study periods. We expect that students will use this time for private study and that any study periods in the morning and afternoon will be spent on the Academy site.
Bus: Sixth Form students are entitled to a 16+ Oyster card
These are available from Transport for London directly - www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets
We recognise that many students will want to take up part-time employment and this can be a positive way of learning time management skills. Any part-time job must not be to the detriment of studies a maximum of 10 hours per week is advised and work commitments should be reduced during exam periods.