In Post 16 at Royds School, we strive to create a unity and identity for our students that provides full support and guidance, which will allow our students to progress and fulfil their potential. In 2015 we were pleased to announce our best results ever with a 27% increase in students gaining 3 A*-E grades at the end of Year 13, taking us well above the national average. This upward trend has continued with the next two years’ results each surpassing the last.
At Royds Post 16 we offer a wide range of course options drawn from three Post 16 Curriculum Pathways; these include a variety of Academic and Vocational courses that are designed to prepare you for the future. Those who have continued their education with us report that they are enjoying the wide range of opportunities on offer and are making excellent progress towards their goals and we were thrilled to see this success recognised by Ofsted awarding our Post 16 provision a “Good” in 2016.
Our curriculum is inclusive for all learners, providing a range of courses tailored to varied capabilities and aspirations. Since the “Good” judgement in 2016, we have joined a formal Post 16 partnership with local schools Temple Moor and Brigshaw High. This allows us to offer a much wider range of courses, opportunities, facilities and expertise to our students. All learners are provided with their own specific Guidance Tutor. Guidance tutoring is a unique scheme of study designed by Royds School to guide and equip students in the skills to successfully apply for Higher Education and employment.
Transition to Post 16 study can be difficult at times and we will do all that we can to support students learning and development at every stage. We have a dedicated team that is on hand to work with students throughout their studies, particularly when they prepare their applications for employment, training or Higher Education.
Royds School fully supports students, parents and carers throughout the Post 16 journey. This includes student induction days, parents and carers induction evenings and regular parents evenings. Through our excellent relationships with local universities there are visits to a range of establishments offering higher education courses and apprenticeships. We also encourage Post 16 students to participate in a range of extracurricular activities such as providing support for younger students in the school and being a member of The Post 16 Council.
I welcome you to come in and visit us at Royds Post 16 and see the exciting journey we are on.
Aspire, Achieve and Succeed at Royds Post 16
Mr A Sharma
Assistant Headteacher Post 16