There are currently five classes in Key Stage 3, 3NP, 3JY, 3AC, 3WK and 3CF consisting of 53 pupils.
About Key Stage 3
"Ready for Independence"
Weatherfield Academy establishes and develops a high culture of trust so that each student’s engagement with communication and learning can be successful. The KS3 nurture and academic based curriculum ensures that:
Each student’s learning is understood on an individual basis. The classroom offers a safe base with a structured day and clear routine.
Self-esteem is developed and self-confidence promoted through engagement in a wide range of learning activities which promotes achievement personal to each individual.
Students are encouraged to develop independent skills and learn to manage their emotions and feelings.
We expect every student to work their hardest in KS3 in order to achieve their very best learning and make progress in the academy.
We expect every student to be well dressed and well prepared for the school day ahead.
We expect that every child will treat others as they would like to be treated themselves at all times.
We understand that KS3 is a very important time for you and your child, where they leave childhood behind and start to become young adults. We build KS3 around the needs of your child – so that they, and us, can strive ‘To become the best person you can be’.
Curriculum Subjects are studied at KS3 are: English, Maths, Science, DT, RE, Rural Studies, Computing, Food Technology, PE, Art, PSHCE/SEAL, Careers and Music.
The academy and KS3 promote success for each student and builds self-confidence, self-esteem, trust and understanding of others. Learning opportunities are provided to take account of individual ability and engagement with learning. Students learn in a range of geographical locations, both within the school and the wider community.
Rewards and Behaviour
Within Key Stage 3 self-esteem and self-confidence are developed through engagement in a wide range of learning activities that promote achievement personal to each individual. Students are encouraged to develop independent skills and are supported in managing their emotions and feelings. We encourage every student to try their best in order to achieve their very best learning and make progress in the academy. We support each child in their awareness of the importance of treating others as they would like to be treated themselves.
House points and green cards are awarded for a wide range of reasons, including curriculum tasks, kindness, politeness and trying your best. In Year 9, pupils also earn 'gold coins' which accumulate in a class jar and are rewarded with class chosen reward activities.
Each class in Key Stage 3 enjoys taking part in free choice activities each Friday after breaktime in our 'Fab Friday' rewards sessions. Children who have accumulated high numbers of house points during each term are invited to take part in rewards activities or visits. The pupils enjoy sharing their personal achievements with their friends during weekly Key Stage and whole academy assemblies. Once a year we award the Key Stage 3 trophy for outstanding effort by a Year 9 pupil.