At Whitecross Hereford each student is supported by a Learning Coach.
Although there is a timetable for students to meet with their Learning Coach, students are able to arrange to meet with them at other times for advice and support. The timetable for the academic year 2016 – 2017 is:-
|Year 7||2 appointments||Spring Term 1/Summer Term 2|
|Year 8||2 appointments||Autumn Term 2/Summer Term 1|
|Year 9||2 appointments||Autumn Term 1/Spring Term 2|
|Year10||3 appointments||Autumn Term 2/Spring Term 2 (*CIAG)/Summer Term 2|
|Year 11||2 appointments||Autumn Term 1/Spring Term 1|
After each meeting a report is sent home highlighting the areas discussed and targets set to help students to progress. Targets will also be noted in students’ planners and students will be encouraged to show how they have worked towards or achieved their targets both to their form tutors and at the next Learning Coach meeting.
Learning Coaches also offer advice relating to careers and option choices (Careers Information Advice and Guidance – CIAG) and a real focus is on how relevant qualifications are in the future when looking at possible careers and further education.
In Year 10 and 11 Learning Coaches will also offer support to individual students who might need extra help and encouragement to succeed at GCSE.