Stretch and Challenge at Hampton College
Hampton College are committed to supporting all students. At Hampton College, we promise to consistently provide excellent provision for pupils who are recognised as ‘more able’ or are high prior attainers in the school. However, Hampton College seeks to create an inclusive ethos where high achievement for all is expected, valued and celebrated.
The term ‘more able’ describes students who have excelled in their KS2 in subjects across the curriculum, including those who show a particular talent in one or more specific area, whether that be sporting, creative or socially. All students have individual needs and at Hampton College we are committed to raising attainment and levels of progress for all, therefore these learners require opportunities for extended provision and enrichment that go beyond the support provided for the general cohort of learners. Whilst we are able to identify the more able, at Hampton College we are committed to supporting all students to achieve their potential and beyond; teachers teach to the top to improve the attainment of all.
Students are identified through a clear rationale at Hampton College that is informed by KS2 and KS4 data, termly data and subject specific criteria to allow teachers to make judgements that are accurate.
Pupils are supported through a range of additional provision and their progress tracked and monitored carefully. Where necessary, intervention is provided at different levels and stages through personalised monitoring and individual development plans. Additionally, Hampton College promotes a range of activities and enrichment events specifically for the students aiming for top end results, which would notably put them in the top 4% nationally for outcomes, but that are open to everyone to encourage and inspire, raising the attainment of all pupils.
In previous academic years, just some of our enrichment activates and successes have included bakery masterclasses, drama and arts festivals, sports festival (including sports events supported by retired Paralympian swimmer Fran Williamson), science conferences, the Cambridgeshire Fellowship Film Festival, The Aspire 9 Club, talks and visits from Oxbridge and Entrepreneurship Week. This is on top of the regular monitoring and support, personalised intervention and master classes and revision that takes place across the curriculum.
Hampton College employs strategies to listen to the views of students, including what helps them to learn, personal aspirations and barriers to achievement. Pupil feedback demonstrates high ambition and positive attitudes to learning in the school. In particular we believe our ‘aspire to achieve’ ethos which is at the heart of all teaching and learning provides students with a curriculum that is both balanced and broad with opportunities for stretch and challenge built into all provisions of it. This is supported by our ‘Aspire 9’ initiative which was designed to raise the confidence and aspirations amongst our high prior attainers from KS2, and anyone with the desire to excel.
Parents, carers and students can register with local and national organisations that provide help and advice:
At Hampton College we believe that ability and potential are not fixed, and that every student has something unique and individual to offer.