Yellow Zone is located on the Lower site consisting of Year 7, 8 and 9 students.
Students start and end the day with their form tutors. In the morning sessions they follow a scheme of work based around appropriate Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) and Character Strengths. One assembly a week is dedicated to furthering this work. On a Friday we have an achievement assembly where staff nominate for awards in several different categories.
All students in the Yellow Zone access the full National Curriculum (see the Curriculum Section of the Website). These subjects are taught at an appropriate level for each student's ability. Those requiring additional support can access a specialised group; KS3 Programme 1.
Reports and Reviews
Throughout the academic year each student will:
- Receive a full report on his/her progress in each subject and current level of attainment.
- Engage in a full review of his/her progress at the academy and review his/her current special educational needs. This is known as an Annual Review of their Statement of SEN / Education & Health Care Plan (EHCP).
Parents and Carers will have the opportunity to attend an evening session where they can meet with all their child's teachers following receipt of their report. Known as a Parent & Carer Information Evening. Please see the Calendar for the dates.
Parents and Carers are invited to attend the Annual Review which is a private meeting for them with the Transitional Co-Ordinator and any other involved agencies.
Planning for the Future
In March each year the Year 9 students have the opportunity to choose the exam courses they would like to follow in Years 10 and 11. This is a special evening event where Year 9 students can join their Parents and Carers in a meeting with Subject Teachers and receive advice on the most appropriate courses to pursue at Entry Level, BTEC, GCSE etc.
Clubs and Activities
Please see Clubs for an extended list.
Students can choose to have a cooked dinner or a packed lunch and everybody eats this in the Lower Site Main Hall. Students have the opportunity to access Outdoor Play or a variety of clubs that are on offer before they go for lunch.
Please see our Fundraising Page with up-to-date news on our latest fundraising events and guidance on how you can donate to the Academy.
We value the opportunity to have Parents & Carers and family friends in the Yellow Zone each term for an informal afternoon tea.
This is an opportunity to look at students work, talk to staff as well as other Parents/Carers at the academy. The Food Technology department provide delicious cakes and there are a range of stalls to gather information about outside clubs and opportunities. Lead Students help to lead the event. Please see the Calendar for the next date.
To contact a member of staff in Yellow Zone please send your message to the address below, making sure that you state the member of staff you wish the message to be passed to.