STUDENT GROUP ORGANISATION

What groups are the students organised into?

Richmond Park Academy is organised in a number of ways:

Year Group
Each year has a Head of Year or Deputy Head of Year. It is their job to ensure that their students are organised and well behaved and achieve the academic levels that they are capable of. They are supported by learning mentors and Pupil Premium Champion, Ms Hutchinson.

Tutor Group
All students are divided into tutor groups. These groups are completely mixed ability. As a rule, tutors will remain with their groups from Year 7 to 11 so they are the person who is likely to know your child best. There is a Tutor Time period on a daily basis where Tutors share school news and instructions. Work related learning is shared during Tutor Time. Tutor Groups are organised by house. For instance, in Year 7 there will be 7/Foxes, 7/Lions, 7/Bulldogs, 7/Dragons, 7/Eagles and 7/Deer.

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Teaching Groups
All students in Year 7 are taught in mixed groups with differentiated learning organised by the teacher. The teachers are well equipped to achieve this because they have all of the incoming data sets including SAT and CAT scores. Many of our students are HPA students who have achieved strong results at Key Stage 2 level. Research shows that mixed ability groups with differentiated teaching deliver stronger results across the school community. Teaching groups can vary depending on the cohort. You will be advised about the structure at the beginning of the term.

House Groups
Each tutor group is organised by house and all house points earned by that tutor group will contribute to the house total. There is an extensive list of activities which students can participate in which will gain their house credit, with winning the House Cup as the incentive.