Early Interventions – a phrase that borders on common sense. But when your students, resources and future results are on the line, how do you find KS3 interventions that have the most impact? Here’s a look at what many KS3 provisions lack and how a blended approach can be the solution…
This is a sponsored guest post by Nisai
In every secondary school, there is a cohort of students who inevitably will require an alternative approach to learning, normally as a result of poor behaviour or disengagement. For most, the ideal situation would be to have an alternative short-term quick strategy that targets struggling students sooner, before poor behaviour becomes a pattern.
Many provisions offer short-term interventions as an alternative to mainstream facilities, focusing on pastoral support but may not have the capacity or ability to offer a range of academic subjects as well. Neglecting core subjects such as English and maths could have long-term consequences as well; if we don’t allow students to take term-time holidays, why would we purposefully stop providing English and maths lessons for 6 weeks?
Another problem is finding a provider that is able to offer an intense short-term provision, one that addresses the issues and successfully re-engages the students back into mainstream schooling.
Our experience with KS3 students coupled with feedback and advice from local schools has led to us opening a blended learning centre specifically catered towards KS3 students in Ashburton Park, Croydon. The Ashburton Park Hub will open for KS3 students in September 2017 in preparation for the new academic year and will offer a quality-assured personalised solution, coupling pastoral support with academic subjects taught online through the Nisai Virtual Academy.
Ashburton will be Nisai’s second Learning Hub, following in the footsteps of our successful KS3 – KS5 Nottingham site which, since its opening 5 years ago, has had 100% positive destinations and transitions.
Here at Nisai, we’ve been providing effective and innovative ways to access education for over 15 years. During that time, we’ve developed multiple delivery models, each with their own track record of engaging students and achieving results. Our core method of delivery is the Nisai Virtual Academy, our own custom-built platform, which allows all our students to access a high-quality inclusive and student-focused community from any location.
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