Tuition

Following agreed referral, pupils and their families are visited at home by the Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion) usually together with the STARS Senior Social Worker. At this meeting a plan for the pupil’s education is agreed with the parents/carers.

Wherever possible the aim is to reintegrate pupils into mainstream provision, either into a school, or into post-16 provision. We work closely with other agencies such as, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Sutton Borough School Attendance Service (BSAS) as well as local schools, colleges and training centres. This multi-agency approach enables us to provide the best education to meet the needs of all our pupils.

Drapers Centre

Tuition at STARS for KS3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) and KS4 (Years 10-11) is provided at the Drapers’ Centre in Carshalton. Whilst at the Drapers’ Centre pupils are offered a GCSE programme of study in English, Maths and Science with additional choices from subjects including Art, ICT, Preparation for Working Life, Creative iMedia, Business Studies and BTEC Awards in Sport, Home Cooking Skills, Hair and Beauty and NFCE (VCert) in Food and Cookery. Included in the timetable are PSHE and a comprehensive enrichment programme which includes sporting and outdoor activities, cooking, music and drama.

Teaching is normally in small groups. However for those pupils who are unable to access groups at the centre, we offer a reduced programme of study focusing on English, Science and Maths either in the local libraries or in exceptional circumstances in the pupil’s home.

In addition to GCSEs, AQA Unit Awards provide an additional award scheme for pupils. The awards are mainly used in the enrichment subjects and, although not an accredited qualification, they encourage motivation and provide opportunity for pupils to build up a portfolio showing the skills, knowledge and experience they have gained.

 

Education Programme

GCSE Subject List

  • English
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Core Science
  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Preperation for Working Life

Enrichment subjects

  • Cooking
  • Music and Drama
  • Music Lessons (Insruments)
  • RE
  • Sporting Activities
  • PSHE
  • Debating

Enrichment provision includes a wide range of activities such as:

Aqua Sports, Football, Golf, Street Dance, Swimming, Tennis, Tag Rugby, Climbing, Ice-Skating, cooking, various art, design and craft activities, horticulture, community projects, fundraising and movie-making.

Drapers’ also offers pupils frequent opportunities to take part in various off-site trips and an annual residential visit.

PSHE

We have developed a comprehensive PSHE and Social Skills programme. This includes units based around staying safe and keeping healthy such as; drug and alcohol awareness, e-safety, sexual health, image and identity and healthy eating and lifestyles. Pupils also cover units on Economic Wellbeing, Career Planning and Emotional Wellbeing. Throughout the year, as part of the planned curriculum, workshops are run by external providers and opportunities are taken to visit stimulating educational venues.

OCR Cambridge National Awards

  • ICT
  • Creative iMedia

BTEC Awards

  • Sports
  • Home Cooking Skills
  • Hair & Beauty
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

09.10-
09.20

Arrival & Welcome

Arrival & Welcome

Arrival & Welcome

Arrival & Welcome

Arrival & Welcome

9.20-
10.20

KS3 Art
Y10 Maths
Y11 English

KS3 Science
Y10 English
Y11 Maths

KS3 English
Y10 Maths
Y11 Science

KS3 Maths
Y10 Science
Y11 English

KS3 Science
Y10 English
Y11 Maths

10.20-
10.30

Break

10.30-11.30

KS3 Art
Y10 English
Y11 Science

KS3 English
Y10 Maths
Y11 Science

KS3 Science
Y10 English
Y11 Maths

KS3 English
Y10 Maths
Y11 Science

KS3 Maths
Y10 Science
Y11 English

11.30- 12.30

KS3 RE
Y10 Science
Y11 Maths

KS3 Maths
Y10 Science
Y11 English

KS3 Maths
Y10 Science
Y11 English

KS3 Science
Y10 English
Y11 Maths

KS3 English
Y10 Maths
Y11 Science

12.30-13.00

Lunch

13.00-15.00

KS4
Art
ICT
Cooking skills
Hair and Beauty
Study Skills

KS3 SEAL

PSHE and Assembly

KS3 & 4 Curriculum Trips, enrichment  and community projects


KS4 Preparation for Working Life
Cooking Skills
Creative iMedia
ICT

Business Studies

Music Lessons

KS3 Sport

KS4 Sport
Study Skills

KS3 Literacy/reading
ICT

KS4
Art
ICT
Cooking skills
Hair and Beauty
BTEC Sports (all day)
day)

KS3
Music and Drama

           

 

Following referral, regular reviews known as Structured Conversations are held with pupils, parents/carers and teachers in order to feedback on progress, discuss reintegration and set targets.

Post 16 moving on

Throughout Y11 regular meetings are held to discuss post-16 options and provide careers advice, guidance and support. An annual Careers Fair is held at the Drapers Centre and there are a number of opportunities to visit colleges for pupils and their parents. Support is given for pupils to complete applications, as well as working on CV’s, letter writing and developing interview technique.

Following the completion of final exams, a series of Transition Days provides Y11 pupils with the final preparation needed for moving on and succeeding at college, sixth form or in work. STARS monitors the post-16 outcomes of all pupils.