All lessons will incorporate a focus to improve standards of English. For some students, a focus is placed on GCSE preparation. As a result, lessons are themed and personalised to ensure all students are ready for their future education, whether this is to study GCSEs at The Nexus Academy or on return to mainstream education.
Each subject aims to enrich students’ current experiences and identify the barriers previously experienced in mainstream education. The Nexus Academy then uses this knowledge to identify strategies for each subject in order to support students in accessing all areas of the curriculum. Teaching staff will help students to discover individual learning styles in different contexts, further assisting in over-coming barriers faced earlier in a mainstream setting.
A strong emphasis will be placed on personal development and life skills in order to enable students to communicate with others effectively, whilst developing self confidence in each individual’s ability and promotes higher self-esteem.