I LEARN Tutors
Pupils are allocated an I LEARN Tutor Group and their I LEARN Tutor is responsible for the day to day academic and pastoral support. The I LEARN Tutor is the first point of contact should parents / carers wish to communicate with the school about their child.
Head of Year and Learning Mentors
A Head of Year to each year group and a Learning Mentor is attached to Year 8&9 and Year 10&11. The Head of Year’s main role is to create a positive work and behaviour ethos within the school and support pupil with any difficulties they might have in school. The Learning Mentor is a non-teaching member of staff who has a similar supportive role and works very closely with the Head of Year; their main aim is to remove any barriers to learning and ensure that every pupil achieves their full potential. Our Head of Year 7 is also a non-teaching member of staff.
Transfer and Inclusion Co-ordinator
The Academy has a Transfer and Inclusion Co-ordinator who ensures that the school has a large amount of information on the learning needs, medical needs, behaviour and social and emotional profiles of every pupil before they arrive at Churchfields. She also spends a lot of time throughout the academic year in partner primary schools getting to know all the children before they come to Churchfields and meets with every pupil. All Year 6 pupils experience a secondary school ‘Artsmad’ Day in September and a Transfer Day in July.
I LEARN Interventions in The Grove Learning Centre
The Grove Learning Centre aims to be a school resource that works with young people to increase self-esteem, raise expectations, improve their motivation and help them to recognise and achieve their potential. The centre offers structured and targeted I LEARN intervention for pupils with a variety of social, emotional and behavioural needs. Pupils are referred for I LEARN support through Heads of Year and the Student Support Team. All interventions take the form of small group or 1-2-1 work, and usually have a fixed duration of six to ten weeks. School based interventions include: Tranquillity Zone, Nurture Groups, Attendance Groups, Anger Management, and therapeutic work. The Academy has a Counsellor.
School Council (Pupil Voice)
Pupils have the opportunity to express their opinions and contribute to the Academy through our School Council. There are Year Councils, with representatives per I LEARN Group, and a Main Pupil Voice with representatives from each Year Council.