KS3 (pupils in years 7,8 & 9)

Following a referral to Olive AP Academy – Havering, each pupil is greeted by staff and a detailed and supportive induction process is carried out. Parents/Carers are invited to meet staff to share information. Following interview, pupils are assessed so a ‘baseline’ of their current academic levels, reading and writing skills as well as social skills and any additional needs they may have can be ascertained. When the assessment is completed, we create an individual learning plan. The plan will determine the educational pathway for each pupil and provide valuable information that teachers use to plan lessons.

Pupils in Years 7, 8 or 9 are placed in our main academy building in Hornchurch.

Curriculum offered:

Our academy aims to ensure that:

  • learning is dynamic, engaging and purposeful
  • each student achieves success and is provided with positive experiences
  • students access a broad, relevant and personalised curriculum to suit their own needs
  • students fully access the curriculum irrespective of gender, ethnicity, belief, social or cultural background, academic ability, specialised need or disability.

The curriculum consists of all activities planned by the academy to promote the intellectual, social, moral, spiritual, cultural and physical development of the learners with the aim of preparing students for their life beyond school.

Pupils in years 7, 8 and 9 have access to a balanced curriculum that teaches them the skills needed to manage in a mainstream setting as well as ensuring they have opportunities to either continue or catch up on their academic studies. The full range of national curriculum subjects are delivered through an integrated curriculum in small group settings. In addition to the academic provision outlined above, all learners have access to mentoring by staff to ensure that they develop the learning and personal skills that enable them to close any gaps in their education. We believe that our students have the right to experience excellence in the quality of teaching they receive and that positive attitudes, progress, attainment and achievement are influenced by the quality of education our young people receive.

As part of our careers programme, we ensure that pupils in years 8-11 find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities. Pupils will have the opportunity to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer – through options evenings, assemblies, group discussions and taster events. Our pupils are also shown how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses available to them.

If you would like any further details about the curriculum offered at Olive AP Academy – Havering, please email the academy office: info.havering@oliveacademies.org.uk