Category: Information

Exams 2019

The 2019 exam timetable is now underway at Breckenbrough.

During this time we try to keep visitors to a minimum and your help and understanding with this is very much appreciated.

Attendance & Engagement

Attendance

Attendance Autumn Term 2018:                                     88.8%

Attendance incorporating Integrated Starters:            93.2%

 

Phased Transition and Integrated Starts

When a student comes on roll at Breckenbrough, the transition into the school must be sensitively managed with a coordinated approach involving the family and other professionals.

The vast majority of our cohort have experienced a lengthy period out of education prior to arriving here, sometimes as long as two or three years. Therefore, in returning to education, there are both high levels of anxiety to support and the need to build up stamina in getting through the school day.

With an integrated start, it is our goal for a student to be accessing a full timetable as soon as possible, with attending outdoor education sessions usually the final part in completing the transition to full-time attendance.

Engagement

Whole School Engagement: Autumn Term

The engagement of every student on a lesson-by-lesson basis is tracked and recorded across the curriculum. This system supports us in praising positive engagement, including improvements in engagement, whilst also identifying any engagement issues or patterns and introducing appropriate interventions.

Breckenbrough achieves quality standard for careers work

Breckenbrough, has been recognised for its outstanding careers work this week, 30th July 2018. The school has been awarded the national Quality in Careers Standard awarded under licence by Prospects.  The Quality in Careers Standard is awarded to schools and education providers who can demonstrate the importance they place on careers and how they support students to make decisions about their life after school.

Breckenbrough is a Good, with Outstanding features school, continually working to improve the chances and opportunities of all the students. Recognising the importance of preparing students for their future careers the school began working towards the national Quality in Careers Standard.

There is a statutory duty to ‘secure independent careers guidance’ for all students from year 8 onwards and the Government also recommends that all schools should be required to work towards the national Quality in Careers Standard.

Achieving the national Quality in Careers Standard shows the head teacher, governors and leadership team at Breckenbrough embrace, promote and endorse quality careers education and recognise the part it plays in the overall success of the school and its students. The school offers a range of activities to introduce students to the work of work and help them make decisions about life after school through Beyond Breck.

Simon Bannister, Headteacher said:

“We are thrilled to have achieved the national Quality in Careers Standard awarded by Prospects. At Breckenbrough we recognise the important role school plays in helping students develop their knowledge, skills and experience so they can go out into the world and achieve personal success. This standard has provided a flexible framework that enabled us to audit our work on careers and ensure our students are receiving advice, practical support and experience so they are prepared for the next stage of their education, employment, self-employment or training.”