How do we support our learners?
We provide as much support as possible to make sure learners can get the best out of their time at West Midlands Education & Skills.
Tutors: Every learner has a tutor that can give you advice of courses, set reachable targets and mentor you throughout your time at West Midlands Education & Skills.
School meals: Some learners may be entitled to a school meal provided for by the school.
Additional support: Our specialist tutors are trained to help with any learning difficulties, physical disabilities, and they will support you every step of the way.
Career progression: Our tutors will give you support and advice on gaining a positive progression that is right for you, whether it is an apprenticeship, work or further education.
Safety: We make sure that all staff are well trained and provide a safe working environment for our learners. We ensure all our learners feel safe at all times and have a good relationship with the safeguarding team at West Midlands Education & Skills.
What do we expect from our learners?
- To arrive at school on time, ready to learn and bring any allocated protective clothing to wear in the vocational areas.
- To be punctual for lessons including before and after break times.
- To engage in a positive way with tutors and peers.
Does West Midlands Education & Skills reward good behaviour?
The points system is used to manage rewards. All learners are allocated 12 points when they start, which they should aim to maintain in order to be eligible to receive the rewards stated below.
- Student of the month award is linked to good behaviour and maintaining points.
- Monthly rewards in the form of activities such as go-karting, ice skating and more which learners can only attend if they have maintained their points.
- We provide good references for each learner use in their chosen career path
How do we promote prevention strategies?
British Values: We are committed to promoting British values within our school through workshops, lessons and projects.
Equality and diversity: We provide training for our staffs and we support equality and diversity through academic, design and our policies this is developed within lessons for our learners
Prevent: We provide training for staff on spotting the warning signs and how to report incidents for radicalisation, extremism, FGM and more.
How do we monitor the progress of our learners?
Performance reviews are completed on a regular basis with clear communication channels between parents, carers and learners.
Assessments are completed on a termly basis
All progress is tracked on a daily basis – on trackers, in reports and monitored by senior leaders on a regular basis to ensure there is progress made by all students.