School faces challenges with confidence

The transition from Year 11 into Year 12 can be a stressful time full of big decisions and of course excitement for the future.

This is very important to Childwall Sports & Science Academy and they ensure that all Year 12 students feel supported and welcomed into their sixth form.

Students join them from many schools across Merseyside and their goal is to make sure that they follow their own perfect pathway.

Ms Vincent, headteacher at Childwall, said: We pride ourselves on their diverse offer. We have level 3 pathways in both A-level and BTEC, alongside level 2 resits for GCSE English and/or mathematics so you can be sure you will get everything you need to succeed.

“Further support from our onsite careers officer will link you to business and people in the workplace and help you to source a work placement, which is an offer for every student in our sixth form. In this way you can start to secure your future as soon as you join us and aspire to join our array of former students who have gone on to be engineers, doctors, nurses, film makers, actors, designers, architects, sports coaches and entrepreneurs.

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“We value what our students say about their time in our sixth form and no one can say it better than them. One Year 12 student said: “I was always going to stay on into the sixth form at Childwall, it was the natural thing to do. The staff know how I learn best, and they push me in a caring way. I know they’ve got my back.”

Ms Vincent said: “2020 has presented some challenges for transition for our new Year 7 students. However, we are proud of the resilience and confidence our students have shown so far.

“Year 7 have outstanding attendance and very positive attitudes to learning both at school and when working from home. They have received lots of rewards to celebrate their success so far.

“We like to talk to our students at Childwall, and our recent feedback informs us that Year 7 students are happy and have settled well. They have all been able to make new friends, and students have appreciated the efforts of the transition team in listening to them and their Year 6 teachers when forming their new form group.

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