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The Basildon Academies

Challenging the Most Able

Teachers carefully consider what they want students to learn and encourage then to work independently. Ofsted 2019

We recognise that in every lesson every student has a different starting point and it is our job to find each student’s starting point and act accordingly. We know that in every class there are lead learners who we must stretch and challenge to achieve their potential. We also know that some of our students join the Academy having made better than expected progress during their primary school.
We are proud that the academy provides curriculum pathways catering for specific needs. To provide stretch & challenge for our most able students, we have developed an Express Pathway that serves to capture potential and ensure our most able continue making rapid progress.

At the Upper Academy our curriculum provisions are designed to include strategies and opportunities that support, stretch and challenge our most able learners, to ensure they achieve the highest outcomes.

We are committed to supporting our most able learners through exposure to many varied educational experiences.  These include:
•    Differentiated learning through our curriculum
•    Personalised interventions and support programmes that run outside of the academy day
•    Enrichment and leadership opportunities to extend their learning, social and personal development. 
•    Mentoring opportunities that support progression

Miss S Rayner
Assistant Headteacher