How do pupils join Rise Academy?
Rise Academy is a Pupil Referral Unit for pupils in Years 10 and 11.
This means that pupils come to us via a referral process, either from their previous school or directly from the Local Authority.
We have 101 students on roll for the academic year 2015/16 (October 2016 census).
Each pupil’s Learning Journey is shared once a term with their parents and carers in an academic review meeting.
We will review progress against their choices from each of the three baskets, and discuss what needs to happen next to ensure the student achieves their post-16 aspirations.
What arrangements does Rise Academy make for pupils who are accessing support or provision from other places?
To ensure our students are able to access any other support or provision they may be receiving, we proactively support them to travel around the city using public transport.
This also helps to give them the independence and confidence they will need in preparation for working life in the future.
All students who need to travel to access other support or provision are provided with free bus travel vouchers.
The individual Learning Journeys developed for each student will always take into account any additional needs the student may have.
Following changes to the SEN code of practice in 2014, we are updating our full SEN policy to ensure we reflect the latest legislation.
An updated version will be available on the school website.
School at a Glance
We are inspirational
- By approaching students as individuals and understanding their perspectives, we find new and exciting ways to reactivate their engagement with learning. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution here.
We believe in young people
- We believe every young person has positive potential and that no student is a “lost cause”, whatever their history. We believe that disengagement is a response to the situation, not the problem, and that given the right support, every student can make a positive contribution.
We are committed
- The young people who come to us have reached a crisis point. Poor choices, combined with a lack of opportunities and insufficient support, have set them on a downward spiral. We will break this cycle.
We are expert professionals
- We are experienced, we know what we are doing and can demonstrate that our methods and approach yield outstanding results. We aim to set the standard for excellence in our field and show others how to achieve similar results.