We are delighted to welcome you to the section that outlines our provision for our More Able students. We will be posting information on events both in school but also those from external providers. Some external providers do charge for such events and unfortunately we don't have the budget allocation in school to support all of them so families can choose if they wish to participate. Any questions please email Miss Roots, who is the co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
In the secondary phase, More Able pupils are identified through their KS2 results, CATs results and through subject specific teacher nominations (Talented cohort).
We use a variety of different indicators to establish the group of pupils. Particularly important is the input of teaching staff. This means that each subject area will have a named list of pupils who excel or should excel in that subject and will be challenged accordingly. It is also important to recognise that we review the lists regularly so different pupils at different times will benefit from the programme.
Catering to the needs of the more able is a high priority at Knights Academy, however we also provide a full range of opportunities, trips and programmes for all learners at the school and we are particularly proud of the wide range of such opportunities for pupils who have an excellent engagement in learning.
We are very proud of our record in meeting the needs of our more able students. Our support for the secondary phase begins in Year 7 and continues right through to Year 13 where some will apply to Oxbridge colleges, Russell Group Universities, medical schools and sports Universities. Support includes fast tracking in some subjects, A* intervention, as well as a range of specially designed events both in school and beyond , such as the More Able Careers event where pupils meet advisors from careers such as Neuroscience, Law, Journalism, Engineering and Finance.
We would value any feedback you have regarding the provision already in place and please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries with regard to more able provision
For more on the events for more able pupils please click on events and resources.
HABERDASHERS’ ASKE’S KNIGHTS ACADEMY SHOW THEY ARE ‘BRILLIANT’ ONCE AGAIN
The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to widen access to highly-selective universities for pupils from non-selective state schools. Through the Scholars Programme, pupils develop the knowledge, skills and ambition that help them to secure places at highly selective universities. The club runs over a two month period where pupils visit two Universities and complete a School Dissertation and graded by a PhD stude
Pupils from Haberdashers’ Aske’s Knights Academy were invited to attend the Brilliant Club Launch Trip at the University of Sussex in March 2015.
On arrival the pupils were joined by 150 other ‘more able’ pupils from across the country for a tour of the campus and met with their PhD tutors and provided with the opportunity to work in their specialist area, Melissa Matz from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Syada Dastagir from Birkbeck, University of London.
The following week, the pupils were showing determination whilst working in tutorial groups and independently to develop their knowledge. Their deadline of a final piece of work at A-Level standard and graded using University methodology was only six weeks away. Following the submission of the work pupils were invited to attend Kings College London on the 16th of May to receive their grade and their Graduation from the Brilliant Club, with parents given the opportunity to join in these celebrations.
The Brilliant Club programme has given the pupils the opportunity to experience a different style of teaching, content and skill beyond their key stage. The pupils have gained valuable experience of University life and have been commended for their effort and achievement in their specialised subject areas.
On Tuesday 10th March the MFL department took a group of Year 9 pupils to the University of Oxford for a Languages Taster Day. We felt like we had stepped back in time as we walked through the cobbled streets of Oxford and around the various colleges, some of which are nearly a thousand years old! Pupils enjoyed sessions in Ancient Greek, Medieval English and French led by the University professors. They also had the opportunity to find out what student life is like and to learn about the opportunities studying a foreign language at university level provides. Our pupils did themselves and the school proud as they showed what talented linguists they are, and they enjoyed learning about how the language of a country can unlock the secrets of its history and culture. Well done to Yanis, Kadijah, Calvin, Fahri, Nizar, Nadya and Kaylee.
Youth Travel Ambassador Program – pupils lead a campaign to improve Travel to School. The campaign team won the Innovation Award
Speakers for School Visits from Andrew Grant - Tulchan Group. This was a motivation talk for an inspirational CEO to Year 11, 12 and 13 pupils who would like to join the world of business, Andrew was offering the opportunity for pupils to apply for work experience, one pupil was successful and enjoyed a week of work with this outstanding company.
Mulberry School – Power, Passion and Possibilities – a conference to inspire and motivate the Young Women of today. This was held at the QEII centre in London.
Workshop for Year 7 and 8 parents ‘Parenting a More Able Child’. The workshop aimed to provide parents with confidence and understanding to better support their child with higher learning potential.
If you have any concerns regarding the provision in the classroom or extra curricular for More Able pupils or you would like to make a suggestion or comment, please contact the teachers below. For any general enquiries contact email@example.com
Health and Social Care firstname.lastname@example.org
KS3 English email@example.com
English KS3 firstname.lastname@example.org
KS4 PE email@example.com
Key Stage 3 PE firstname.lastname@example.org
Drama email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
ICT and Computing email@example.com
We work very closely with the charity Potential Plus, please see www.potentialplusuk.org/parents website for more information about the charity that is helping to run this event. As members of the Potential Plus group, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Knights Academy, would like you to benefit from our discounted services – these can range from telephone conversations regarding academic achievement at GCSE or projects ideas for the home in early years.
Location: Haberdashers' Aske's Federation,Pepys Road,London, SE14 5SF