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Raising the Achievement of All Students
Graham Cunningham, Headteacher
Longdean has a comprehensive intake with APS on entry below average and numbers eligible for FSM and on the SEN register above national. Literacy is a major barrier to learning so a personalised curriculum is vital to raise student achievement. Being a convertor academy supports this. Students are divided into four pathways and in addition to separate subjects study a Competency Curriculum in Years 7 & 8. Competency is comprised of two courses, Opening Minds and Future Skills. Opening Minds is a combination of History, Geography and English whilst Future Skills combines ICT, Science and Technology. Competency is based around the Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and is designed to develop students’ learning skills and resilience, which are transferred to other subjects and across the Key Stages.