In this half term’s Inclusion Corner Newsletter:
- Celebrating SEND at AHS
- SEND Spotlight – Dyslexia
- Post 16 and Post 18 options
In this half term’s Inclusion Corner Newsletter:
We want to continue to reassure parents and carers that school is open as normal. We are monitoring the situation and are following guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England and the Department for Education.
We expect all children to attend school if they are well and do not have the symptoms below:
However, if a child is well but a family member in the same household has these symptoms, following the government’s new guidelines, the entire household must stay at home for 14 days. Please contact school in the usual way if your child is unwell or will not be attending school due to one or more family members who are displaying symptoms.
If your child is currently off school either with symptoms themselves or because a family member in the same household does, they must not return to school until 14 days have passed since the first person started with symptoms.
For guidance on self-isolation, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
If your child or someone in the household suffers from a pre-existing or long-term medical condition which makes them more vulnerable, we recommend that you contact your GP or health care professional for advice and update school as appropriate.
There are simple steps that you can take to protect yourself, your family and others:
In our school community we are all living stones’, each one uniquely gifted. At Archbishop Holgate’s we support every student on their unique journey through life. Below are links to the different types of support on offer:
The following websites are really helpful resources for students and parents/carers:
In this week’s Newsletter:
Our school library is well stocked with a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. All students in Y7 have completed a library induction lesson with our librarian to ensure that they understand how to use the library and associated resources effectively. We actively encourage students to check out books regularly, whether this be from the school library or one of the excellent libraries in the city.
Acomb YO24 3BZ
York YO23 2RB
York YO30 5SJ
York YO23 3SU
York YO24 1LR
The Reading Room
York YO19 5PW
St Oswald’s CE School
York YO10 4LX
York YO32 9QJ
New Earswick Library
The Folk Hall
York YO32 4AQ
York YO26 6JT
Rowntree Park Reading Cafe
Rowntree Park Lodge
York YO23 1JU
19 The Village
York YO32 5XS
Tang Hall Explore
The Centre @ Burnholme
York YO31 0HA
The curriculum at Archbishop Holgate’s school has been developed to ensure that subject specific skills and knowledge are mapped and sequenced across the Key Stages with all aspects of the National Curriculum being covered.
All students have the opportunity to develop an understanding of a broad and rich curriculum in Year 7 and 8 all of which cover the national curriculum before students embark on a purpose-built transition year that provides personal development and cultural opportunity. However, given the impact of Covid-19 on students new to the school, we have made the decision to return to picking options subjects in Year 9, whilst retaining the benefits of the model outlined above.
The whole school curriculum has been created to include a transition year (Yr9) which is core to facilitating the development and mastery of key skills and knowledge that underpin higher order concepts within KS4 teaching alongside character development, curriculum enrichment and opportunity to address cultural gaps due to social disadvantage.
In Year 9 students will select from a vast and diverse range of subjects (Engineering, Business, Drama, Sociology etc) and different qualification types in order to keep their curriculum broad, inspiring and ambitious.
As part of the transition year all students in Year 9 will complete the Arts Award through their continued engagement to the creative practical based subjects (this qualification runs from Yr7 to 9). Personal development is rooted in the Yr9 curriculum through character and culture lessons, curriculum enrichment opportunities and creative arts & STEM enrichment trips to external organisations/providers across the country.
Personal development is key to the whole school curriculum intent. Opportunities for character development exist at all stages in the school. Some examples include:
The National Curriculum has been used as a starting point for the construction of the whole school curriculum. The National Curriculum provides the benchmark and leaders have crafted a curriculum that far exceeds it in breadth and ambition, we are particularly proud of their subject linked extra-curricular.
All subject leaders have identified and mapped the key skills within their subject discipline to ensure progression across the medium and long term curricular. Opportunities for extra-curricular activities in subject areas are identified in the department intent documentation and ensure that engagement with a subject extends beyond the classroom.
The whole school curriculum has been constructed to include a transition year (Year 9) which is core to facilitating the development and mastery of key skills that underpin higher order concepts within future KS4 teaching. Alongside this, lessons to aid character development, curriculum enrichment and opportunity to address cultural gaps due to social disadvantage are mapped into the year, leaving us with an exceptionally rich, varied and dynamic curriculum offer.
Personal development is rooted in the Year 9 curriculum through character and culture lessons, curriculum enrichment opportunities, ICT, PSHCE and creative arts & STEM enrichment trips to external organisations/providers across the country. The Year 9 transition year enables us to offer a varied programme of enrichment that aids students’ personal development, as well as significantly underpinning their understanding of British Values, our school values and cultures other than their own.
As part of the transition year all students in Year 9 will complete the Arts Award through their continued engagement to the creative practical based subjects (this qualification runs from Yr7 to 9).
We are proud that we have constructed a curriculum that prioritises personal development alongside academic development.
Given the impact of Covid-19 on students new to the school, we have made the decision to return to picking options subjects in Year 9, whilst retaining the benefits of the model outlined above.
All students have the opportunity to develop an understanding of a broad and rich curriculum. Students joining Year 7 start their academic journey through studying 14 different subjects which starts to cover aspects of the National Curriculum.
All students continue their broad and rich curriculum through deepening their understanding of the 14 subjects studied. Students will build on and develop the key skills within each subject area as sequenced by subject leaders. Within this year students will cover all aspects of the National Curriculum.
Personal development is rooted within this year. The final year of Key Stage 3 also facilitates the development and mastery of key skills that underpin higher order concepts within future KS4 teaching alongside character development, curriculum enrichment and opportunity to address cultural gaps due to social disadvantage. Students will study x12 subjects within this academic year with students having the opportunity to study new subjects available to them. Students will also complete pathway choices for Key Stage 4 during this year.
The KS4 journey begins for students as formal GCSE teaching starts and study skills are fostered through a robust programme of study. All students will study a minimum of x9 full GCSE qualifications, with the more able studying more. Curricular is planned with the intention of developing robust disciplinary knowledge and facilitating an appreciation of the demands and rewards of academic rigour.
The KS4 journey continues for students as they continue their GCSE studies in the lead up to the summer GCSE examination period. A full study skills programme is delivered to students to ensure that they are fully prepared and successful in their examinations. Pastoral and academic intervention is offered to ensure that students are successful in securing their intended progression routes.
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