Guidance and Monitoring

At Ansford we truly believe that the success of each individual students comes about through the hard work of teachers, the aspiration and a desire to succeed in students and the support and guidance provided by families, parents and guardians. Some of the ways we support this philosophy are:


Our Student Support Team offers support and guidance on a daily basis in a wide range of areas .  Additionally, there are a number of external agencies who work within the Academy to support students and their families.  These include parenting support, counselling and medical advice.  


Students receive achievement points in every lesson. This enables us to celebrate successes and provide targeted support to encourage a positive learning environment.  Every student has a weekly review with their tutor to monitor these and track access to the half termly reward system."

Coaching & Goal Setting/Review Meetings

Every fortnight each student will meet with their coach, usually their tutor. During these meetings students and their coach will have a conversation about their academic progress, review their learning goals and set targets for specific subjects. These will be reviewed at the following coaching meeting. 

Each year students, coaches and parents will meet to discuss the student's learning goals for every subject. They will have an informed conversation about the learning goals and whether they are suitable or need to be changed. At Ansford we strongly believe that the student is in charge of their learning goal and as such teachers, coaches and parents will help them to set and then achieve these. Towards the end of the academic year there will be a goal review meeting to look at how the student has progressed towards their learning goals.

Tutor Reviews

Three times each year every tutor group is discussed on a student by student basis to make sure that each student is happy and doing well. Where an issue might arise we will look to take action quickly to support them in whichever lesson or aspect of their school, or home life, is causing them concern.


Every student in Year 7 – Year 9 will receive ‘interim’ reports throughout the academy year.  These will show their approach to learning in every subject. 

In Years 10 and 11 students will receive an 'interim' report which comments upon their approach to learning and a further report which includes their learning goals for each subject as well as a progress grade.

In addition students in Year 7-10 will receive a summary report that will provide results of their end of year examinations and a tutor comment.