We provide as much support as possible to help students study throughout the year and prepare for examinations and beyond. The LRC is staffed and open before and after school, providing an environment where students can access learning independently outside of lessons.
All students at Brakenhale have full access to the National Curriculum. We are aware however that this presents additional challenges to some of our students. We support students with a wide range of needs and disabilities through our SENCO who works closely with the student, parent/carer and staff to identify and deliver the support required to ensure success.
Brakenhale seeks to identify and develop Gifted and Talented learners and to provide a programme through which they can make progress.
Clubs and Activities
Many opportunities exist to take part in activities outside timetabled classes; PE, ICT, Technology and many more departments already run extensive programs of clubs and coursework support. These activities all fall under the umbrella of Study Support – taking part helps students to engage in their learning and is seen to raise motivation and achievement in the classroom. With the broad range of activities we already have on offer, we have formal accreditation from Quality in Study Support (QISS) at Advanced level.
The school runs a successful Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award scheme for students in Year 9 and 10, and Year 11 students who have completed their Bronze Award have the opportunity to participate in the Silver Award. This leading youth charity gives young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills for life and work, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.
Duke of Edinburgh Lead: Mr D Hicks