STUDENT GROUP ORGANISATION
Richmond Park Academy is organised in a number of ways:
Each year has a Head of Year and, in some cases, an Assistant 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 a Progress Leader, a member of the Senior Leadership Team, who tracks progress and ensures that Year groups keep on track.
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.
All students will be allocated a teaching group based on their CAT results, SATs and recommendations from primary schools. The structure of teaching groups changes on a cohort by cohort basis. Some years may have more talented mathematicians than others and that will be reflected in the teaching groups. Groups are split into W, T and Y. There is movement among those groups if the teachers feel that a change is required. There is no hierarchy indicated by W1, W2, W3 etc.
Students are divided again by House Group. 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. House names are Churchill Bulldogs, Nightingale Foxes, St George’s Dragons and Shakespeare’s Lions.