The Nexus Academy is our onsite alternative provision, which offers alternative curriculum options to some mainstream timetabled lessons for those pupils who are or may struggle with the traditional curriculum. As a school, we recognise that a traditional secondary mainstream curriculum does not always meet the needs of every pupil, and we are keen to be proactive in ensuring that we do our utmost to meet the individual needs of every child who attends Cams Hill School. The Nexus Academy is not a detached provision, with separate goals from the rest of Cams Hill School, but rather an intrinsic part of our school’s wider offer to pupils and parents – a school-within-a-school. The aim of the Nexus Academy is to offer a bespoke curriculum to identified pupils to enable them to make the best progress they can. Pupils still have access to the content of the wider curriculum and have the opportunity to make progress through the curriculum. Pupils are be offered opportunities to improve life and work skills in place of subjects that they may not engage with. The Academy aims to be a hub of personalised support for those pupils who, in a traditional academic setting, may struggle, and our goal is to nurture and improve their ability to succeed.
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
We value all children as individuals with unique talents, skills and abilities. We are committed to supporting all children to do their best through academic, artistic and sporting achievements.
Cams Hill School is committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity or socio-economic background.
More and Most Able
We are committed to supporting all children to do their best through academic, artistic and sporting achievements. Please refer to our policies page for further information.
Year 7 Catch Up
The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools to support all Year 7 learners who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or Maths at the end of key stage 2.
For both 2016-17 and 2017-18 the school received £10,000. At Cams Hill School we use this funding for:
- Individual interventions by the Learning Support Department, including Star Spell.
- Nurture groups for year 7 pupils run by the Learning Support Department, which seek to
integrate pupils more readily into a classroom environment and enable targeted literacy and
- Intervention in Maths lessons through teaching assistants and smaller class sizes for pupils who did not reach the expected standard at the end of key stage 2.
- Intervention in English lessons through teaching assistants and smaller class sizes for pupils who did not reach the expected standard at the end of key stage 2.
The impact of this funding is to give students the best possible opportunity to meet their targets in
English and Maths by the end of year 7, which most students achieve or exceed. Further interventions are put in place in years 8 and 9 for those who do not meet their targets at this stage.