What is TKAT ACE?
A Champion for Every Child
As a school, we are very pleased to be a part of a new project called ‘ACE - A Champion for Every Child’ that will be supporting all our Pupil Premium children and families. Pupil Premium is the funding given to schools by the Government to support the progress of some of our children:
- Children entitled to Free School Meals or those who have been entitled in the last six years
- Children of Armed Service Personnel
- Looked After Children and children who have been adopted since 2008
- Those with a Special Guardianship Order or residence order.
The money is used to fund initiatives that will help those children reach their full potential, both academically and socially. In our school, and other schools within TKAT, some of this funding is being used to support the ACE Project. ACE provides every child in receipt of Pupil Premium with an ACE Tutor who will meet with them individually and have regular contact with their family.
What is an ACE Tutor?
An ACE Tutor’s role is to support your child/children and yourselves. They may be able to link you up with other agencies and also offer extra opportunities in school, for example joining a club or supporting your child with an ambition or aspiration they may have. ACE Tutors will try and help with any barriers that might get in the way of your child becoming the best they can be.
ACE Tutors will not be teaching your child, but they will be listening, supporting, and seeking help if needed. Our ACE Tutors will also contact parents/carers regularly to talk about their child, offer support, guidance or just be a person to chat to. We really hope this will offer our children something new and exciting with lots of talk about their futures, their happiness, and their well-being.
Who are our ACE Tutors?
Mr Julian Boniface – CHS Lead
Mrs Sue Lambourne
Mrs Tanya Neville
Mr Nathaniel Millen
Tackling & Overcoming Adversity
The Library works in collaboration with all curriculum areas to support the learning needs of our students.
I was thrilled to be asked by Mrs Nicholls (Head of English) to identify a specific book selection that addressed young people ‘tackling and overcoming adversity’.
A selection of 12 texts, some of which are pictured have been added to the library catalogue and a duplicate set has been gifted to the Ace Tutor Team to help further support our students who use this support service in school.
Students can access these books in the Ace Tutor room
and they are all marked ‘ACE’.
TKAT ACE and Macbeth
At CHS, we are very passionate about bridging the gap and enriching our most disadvantaged students.
As part of the English department's drive to help our PP and SEN students, we have started to promote educational trips to our ACE students first; giving them first refusal.
Recently, we offered a trip to our year 11s to see Macbeth at The Globe.
The trip was advertised to our ACE students first, giving our ACE tutors the chance to have discussions with students and parents/carers regarding the benefits to the exam revision by seeing the play live, as Shakespeare intended it to be seen.
We had a phenomenal response and the percentage of PP/SEN students on the trip was about 40%, a massive increase compared to other years.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience of a trip to our capital, they loved the play, and are feeling more confident approaching and excelling in their Literature question.