How Will Work Be Organised?
Initially, the Head of ACE will make contact with your son/daughter’s school to inform them that tuition is about to commence and to make a request for work.
The school will be asked to supply information about your child’s educational progress and current programmes of study.
In some instances, students may have been absent from school for a long period of time before referral to ACE. It may therefore be necessary for the tutor to carry out an assessment in Numeracy and Literacy so that schoolwork can be modified to meet the needs of your child.
If your child has special needs, a copy of their Education and Helath Care Plan will be requested.
How Will I Know What Progress My Child Is Making?
If your child is to be taught in the home at the end of each teaching session the Tutor will discuss your child’s progress and any homework to be completed.
Aspects of your child’s progress may also be discussed during a ‘Team around the Child’ review, organised at the discretion of the Head of ACE. These are normally planned for children requiring a more lengthy period of time receiving education support.
If your child attends the ACE school base for lessons you will receive a report at each review. Students are assessed each half term by teachers. Both academic and personal progress are monitored closely by staff. Detailed subject reports are provided at each student review which take place 2 or 3 times a year. However more frequent review meetings may take place if required. The EHAT is also updated at each review.
A parents evening is also arranged during the Spring and Summer Terms in order for parents to meet all subject teachers.
Can Students In Key Stage 4 Follow Examination Courses?
As far as possible, provision is made for students in KS4 to follow a number of external examination courses which include Maths, English & Science at Functional Skills Level and at G.C.S.E. level.
For those students taught at the ACE school base further subjects can be studied to examination level.
Where Will Pupils Sit Their External Examinations?
Students can sit their external exams at the ACE site at Sandfield Park school and do not need to go into their home school. This helps to alleviate any unnecessary anxiety. In extreme cases arrangements can be made to sit exams at home.
Returning to School
When the medical profession considers your child to be fit enough to return to school they will be discharged from ACE.
The home school will be informed. Some students may return directly to school, whilst for other pupils, there will be a phased integration plan. A final report will then be sent to the school to inform them of the progress made by your child.
What Happens If My Child Has Difficulties In Returning To School?
As part of the integration process, ACE will remain in contact with the school and if there are any difficulties a meeting can take place in order to review the integration plan. This is a flexible and personalised approach to meet the needs of your child.
During Year 11, ACE makes provision for all students to meet with their Careers IAG Officer. They liaise closely with the student, their family and the ACE team in order to support pupils in their career choice / further education.
Sandfield Park School
Alder Centre for Education