At Outwood Academy Shafton we believe that the learning of all of our students should be personalised, leaving students challenged, inspired and empowered by their learning. We know that students learn in different ways, and our teachers accommodate these different learning styles in their lessons. Our most able students are identified and monitored, to ensure they are suitably stretched and are reaching their maximum potential.
Most able students will achieve, or have the potential to achieve, at the highest levels in comparison with children at a similar age or stage in their education. Within the classroom, teachers stretch and challenge the pupils, helping students achieve their potential and develop key life skills. Our curriculum is designed to enable students to fast-track as appropriate, or opt for enrichment activities, giving the opportunity to broaden and extend knowledge and skills. Most able learners are encouraged to develop mentoring roles within the classroom. Outside of the classroom, the academy provides activities and experiences to extend its most able pupils. This could be as part of the extensive enrichment programme, which is offered to all students, or through specific activities, such as visits to universities and by outside speakers.
Our most passionate and ambitious students have the opportunity to apply to be part The Scholars Programme at Outwood Academy Shafton. The Scholar programme is split into 4 subject groups; Sports, Creative, Humanities and STEM. The aim of the programme is to reward our most passionate and able with opportunities that they otherwise might not have, to broaden their horizons and open the door to further/higher education. The programme has allowed us to raise the aspirations of our student and promote excellence across the academy, with the scholars representing their subjects.
The programme is open to student in Y7-Y10, applications and interviews for the programme are held in January/February. Students are expected to maintain Praising Stars effort grade at E2 in 3 or more subject and no E4s to remain part of the programme.
For further information please contact Mrs Armitage.