Challenge for all
Passmores Popstars are students with a high degree of ability in one or more of a wide range of areas. Support and challenge for students with this designation is provided through our curriculum and additionally we have dedicated coaches for this cohort of students.
Coaching is a key method in which Passmores works and our programme is available to all students, including those who are recognised as gifted and/or talented. All students are provided with one-to-one academic support from a specifically-designated gifted and talented coach and have access to a member of the Senior Leadership Team with the remit of overseeing their progress.
Data snapshots of performance in all subjects are taken half-termly and students are challenged to perform at their best. Underachievement is swiftly spotted and becomes a focus for improvement if found.
Students are offered a range of extra-curricular opportunities including access visits to Cambridge and other universities in order to whet their appetite for further and higher education or fantastic workplaces.
Able, Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Welcome to the Inclusion Department at Passmores Academy. I am the Head of Inclusion and I have been working in the school since September 2001.
We are a large, vibrant department who work tirelessly to meet the needs of the wide range of students who we serve. There are many different services offered by the various areas of the department. These are outlined by the members of staff who manage each service.
Support from the Inclusion Department is allocated by the weekly Inclusion Panel meeting. This involves the key staff from the Inclusion Department and the pastoral team and is the forum for discussion about support packages for individual students as well as strategic developments.
If you would like further information on the department as a whole, please contact myself, the Head of Inclusion. If you would like to find out more about different areas of the department, read through the linked pages and contact the relevant staff.
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Passmores is proud to be an inclusive organisation and sees itself as a servant of its community. We take steps to ensure that all students are given a listening ear and provided with the opportunity to use their voice and have a real say within our school and beyond. We seek out opportunities for students to be successful both within our carefully constructed curriculum and beyond it, through extra-curricular opportunities. Competitions are run cross-school and students with SEND are encouraged to participate. Some competitions are specifically targeted at students with SEND.
Our vertical tutoring supports our sense of inclusion and gives students friends in all school years. Our Student Cooperative Council promotes from all years and students with SEND are represented in each year group on the panel. Our Inclusion department contains staff who work with the full range of curricular support as well as providing counselling, coaching, mentoring and support with other needs. Our STEP Team works with students and their families to help overcome barriers to learning, such as behavioural and emotional needs. Where students raise concerns about their learning or pastoral care, our Inclusion staff are trained to support and know when to seek external guidance or support.
Please see the documents below for further information upon Special Education Needs provision at Passmores.
Please also see our Equality Statement in the Policies section of our website.