Students attend ACE EP from across the town and at any one time we have students from most of the different secondary schools and academies and their respective catchment areas. As students are expected to make their own way to the Centre, we have a deliberately delayed start and offer a break-fast club as a way of both encouraging and rewarding high levels of attendance and punctuality.
This morning slot is also a key time for valuable pastoral work where staff are able to talk to students about any personal barriers to learning, remind students of their key individual targets and ensure that they are mentally and emotionally ready for the start of lessons. It provides a calm and relaxing start to the day and ensures that students are able to do their best and achieve their best.
All students follow an individual timetable but basic school day at ACE is:
9.00 – 9.30 Student breakfast club and Coaching time (positive start to the day)
9.30 – 9.45 Student briefing
9.45 – 10.25 Period 1
10.25 – 11.05 Period 2
11.05 – 11.25 Break time (free fruit smoothies / milk shakes)
11.25 – 12.05 Period 3
12.05 – 12.45 Period 4
12.45 – 13.20 Free school lunch for all students
13.20 – 14.20 Practical lessons / PE / Gym sessions / Activities
13.30 – 13.50 Period 5 one to one lessons / catch ups
13.50 – 14.20 Period 6
14.20 Students finish *
14.20 – 14.50* students requiring additional tuition work, exam extension classes or catch up work may be required to stay for this period
Where students are spending days at either a school or an alternative provision, then they follow the daily timetable in place at that school or provision. Parents / Carers and students will be informed of the times as part of the visit / induction process to that provision.