CAPS we offer a range of academic and vocational courses. GCSEs will be offered in core curriculum subjects such as Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Applied Science and ICT as well as optional subjects such as Preparation for working life, Careers, PSHE, Art, Drama and PE subjects will be selected according to the student’s interest and future goals.
Personalised learning sessions are built into the school time table, allowing students to work in small focus groups in order to cater for their specific needs including literacy and numeracy.
All students are taught in groups based on their ability and age, allowing them to receive the support that they require. In addition to individual one to one support, extra support will also be offered to EAL pupils. All learners who attend CAPS will have the opportunity to work towards GCSEs and a range qualifications from functional skills entry level through to Levels 1 & 2, AQA and ASDAN short courses, ensuring that their full academic potential is achieved (subject availability is dependent on student selection).
CAPS offer enrichment to all students, which will include outdoor activities, trips, creative, artistic and physical opportunities and much more. This will help students to work in teams to improve their social and communication skills which will in addition help them improve and assess their own attitude and behaviour.
Our school day starts at 9.30am and finishes at 2pm with extended optional learning time for KS4 students 2.15pm to 3.15pm
EXPECTATIONS UPON ENTRY
Speak to staff and each other without the use of bad language.
Show respect to adults, each other and visitors at all times.
Respect the building and its contents.
Hand all non-school items in to the Support Team for safe keeping, including mobile phones.
Are on time for school, all lessons and any agreed school activities.
Keep safe at all times.
Respect and agree to the Student– School Agreement.
Work hard and always try to do our best at all times.
Respect the school’s position on smoking in and around the premises and the abuse of drugs.
CAPS operates a basic uniform of plain black trainer and/or shoes, plain black trousers or tracksuit bottoms, White Shirt, Plain Black, Blue, Grey jumper, cardigan or hoodie. Emblems should be no larger than the palm of your hand.
During the school year, we regularly hold whole school ‘Parliament’ style assemblies where we come together to discuss issues, giving every child a voice in the life of our school.
A voice for all:
A cohort of CAPS learners, from year 7 to year 11 join together in termly meeting groups. Learners work in small circle groups of up to 6 children. The oldest learner usually become group leaders, making sure that everyone in the group feels welcomed and contributes. The next oldest learner usually acts as scribes for the group, recording the outcomes of each discussion.
Democracy in action:
Learners discuss issues and come to a consensus of opinion, sometimes by voting or by taking the view of the majority for the group. Learners views help to guide school leaders and governors evaluate the strengths of the school and steer our improvements.
CAPS ensure all our pupils have to opportunity to learn British values, we promote and ensure learners experience lessons on:
1. Promotion of British values.
3. The rule of law.
4. Individual liberty. Within CAPS learners are actively encouraged to make independent choices knowing that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. …
5. Mutual respect.
6. Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
CAPS monitor and evaluate the careers education the careers educations we expose our learners to against eight nationally recognised benchmarks.
The eight benchmarks are:
A careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance