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College Prospectus 2021

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WELCOME Aims of the College It gives me great pleasure to introduce our prospectus for 2021 Aughnacloy College is a warm and welcoming non selective school with a family atmosphere grounded in a Christian ethos We are firmly linked to our local community and welcome potential pupils from all backgrounds and areas to join us education needs in an environment of trust and respect These superb relationships ensure that the school provides a learning environment where pupils excel year by year This is borne out by the excellent results our young people enjoy and the esteem in which they are held by both the world of work and further education The school delights in modern up to date facilities where pupils are supported by an excellent body of committed teaching and non teaching staff We benefit from the strong relationships we create with our pupils which helps our year 8 settle in very quickly The pastoral team support the young people s personal social emotional and We understand that families may find the transition from primary to post primary school very stressful and as you support your child with these important decisions please take time to read our prospectus and to explore our Online Virtual Tour which will be available online from 1st January 2021 In the absence of an Open Night this year please feel free to contact the school with any questions you may have and our team will do their best to help you I look forward to welcoming your child to our fantastic school community in September 2021 Principal Mr J R Reid BA Hons MSc PGCE PQHNI 1 To establish positive partnerships with feeder schools the home the community and other services 2 To provide a caring and challenging learning environment 3 To promote positive behaviour and good personal relationships 4 To develop the pupils self confidence and self discipline 5 To equip pupils for learning in life and work 6 To recognise that all pupils are individuals with unique talents and needs 7 To recognise and respect the right of each member of our school community Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2021 01 Achieving Learning Caring

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CURRICULUM Aughnacloy College follows the Revised Curriculum of Northern Ireland The school prides itself in the excellent academic outcomes of the pupils and the extensive curriculum on offer at Key Stage 4 Level The curriculum incorporates a wide variety of both academic and vocational courses A broad range of subjects are offered at Key Stage 3 Level All pupils follow common areas of study The cross curricular skills of using mathematics using ICT and communication are developed and assessed across a range of subjects At Key Stage 4 a large range of courses are offered by Aughnacloy College in accordance with the Northern Ireland Entitlement Framework Most pupils take up GCSE courses where choice is more flexible than at Key Stage 3 Level General subjects can also be combined with vocational subjects A range of interactive and engaging teaching methods in conjunction with related educational trips workshops and practical activities are implemented throughout all years of study to create an enjoyable and inspiring teaching and learning environment at Aughnacloy College Subjects offered at Key Stage 3 Subjects offered at Key Stage 4 include Art and Design Art and Design Drama Business Studies English Child Development French English Geography French History Home Economics ICT Those pupils opting to take up Occupational Studies at Key Stage 4 Level travel to SWC Dungannon campus one day per week to study courses which include catering beauty hairdressing brickwork digital video engineering or joinery Learning for Life and Work Mathematics Music Geography History Home Economics Digital Technology Learning for Life and Work Mathematics Physical Education Motor Vehicle and Road User Studies Religious Education Music Science Occupational Studies Technology and Design Personal Development and Employability Physical Education Religious Education Science Single and Double Award Technology and Design OCN ICT Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2021 02 Achieving Learning Caring

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CEIAG PASTORAL CARE C E I A G Careers Education Information and Guidance At Key Stage 4 CEIAG becomes a discreet subject on a pupil s timetable Pupils are introduced to the reality of the World of Work and how it is classified Consideration is given to the local national and international job markets CEIAG classes at Key Stage 3 level are taught via Learning for Life and Work Employability is one of the core elements of this programme It is an opportunity for pupils to be introduced to a programme of self assessment personal career planning decision making and job research Throughout Years 11 and 12 all pupils become familiar with the completion of application forms and CVs Interviews skills are also developed Other techniques used to inform pupils with regards to the job market include visiting speakers from industry educational visits to workplace environments job sampling access to a vast range of careers information resources Key Stage 4 pupils have the opportunity of following a vocational route with our highly successful link with South West College as detailed within the curriculum information Pastoral Care At Aughnacloy College there is a great emphasis on the personal development of each child This begins with strong links to our Primary Schools and is further developed through our Pastoral Care Programme Each year group has an associated Form Teacher Form classes have allocated pastoral time with their Form Teachers where the Pastoral Care Programme is implemented Pupils are encouraged to integrate fully into their form class and school as a whole Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2021 a series of programmes provided by Sentinus the RAF and the services of a dedicated CEIAG Officer In the most recent ETI inspection the quality of the provision for careers education information advice and guidance was very good The report stated the following The lessons are well planned are relevant to the pupils interests and aspirations are effective in enabling them to identify and explore a range of suitable career options and related progression pathways The Form Teacher is the first point of contact for any pupils and or their parents who have any concerns Pupils are taught confidence building study and life skills In the most recent ETI inspection the quality of the pastoral care was Outstanding The report stated the following The pupils spoke with enthusiasm about the individual care and support provided by their teachers The responses of parents who completed the confidential questionnaire indicated high levels of satisfaction with the work of the school 05 Achieving Learning Caring

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LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM ASSESSMENT REPORTING Learning Support Centre Assessment and Reporting Pupils who require extra support with regards to their learning are assisted by members of the schools learning support team The team consists of six fully qualified and experienced learning support assistants Pupils requiring assistance are supported both within a class setting as part of a group and on an individual basis All necessary action is taken to ensure all pupils develop at a suitable pace As part of the learning process all pupils are assessed continuously throughout the school year via homework s class tests projects etc Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2021 There is a parents evening once a year for all year groups where parents can meet with teachers and reflect on the progress of their child Aside from parents evenings parents are free to contact the school at any time to arrange an appointment with the necessary member of staff in order to Examinations also form a major part of the assessment and reporting process Pupils are continually assessed in each subject area throughout the year and end of year examinations are completed in June Reports are issued which reflect both the exam and any continuous assessments which have been taken address any particular concerns 06 Achieving Learning Caring

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FACILITIES AND EXTRA CURRICULAR Extra Curricular T wo ICT suites with a wide range of technologies used to aid teaching and learning The school provides a wide range of extra curricular activities A t least one computer in every classroom with internet access Pupils are encouraged to actively participate in the wide range of extra curricular activities on offer at the College D igital projectors in every classroom A state of the art Technology and Design suite which includes a large practical workshop with a wide range of tools and machinery alongside a dedicated classroom area with a large number of networked computers The majority of extra curricular activities are detailed overleaf within the sport section however many activities are available aside from sport Extra curricular activities include Choir Computer Club Educational Trips Homework Club Language Trips Music Service Music Tuition via EA Scripture Union A modern Home Economics suite with practical area and equipment T wo Science Laboratories A n Art Room with adjoining Photography Room A modern Music Room with recording suite E nglish Department incorporating a Library Drama Area and several dedicated classrooms A canteen driven by our Pupil Council D isabled access facilities throughout the school W elcoming visitor reception area Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2021 09 Achieving Learning Caring

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SPORT Aughnacloy College offer a wide range of sporting activities both through the Physical Education curriculum and as part of the schools wide ranging extra curricular programme School Sports Athletics Games Badminton Basketball Canoeing Sports Facilities Circuit Training New 3G pitch Cross Country 1 Gymnasium incorporating netball basketball volleyball gymnastic and indoor football facilities Dance 1 Multi use all weather gravel pitch Hockey Use of Dungannon Leisure Centre Netball Use of sports facilities in the local area Rugby Union Football Show Jumping Softball Swimming Table tennis Tag Rugby Tennis Tug of War Volleyball Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2021 10 Achieving Learning Caring

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SCHOOL UNIFORM Aughnacloy College have a strict uniform code which is compulsory to all pupils Pupils are also required to have a specific regulation PE outfit The official uniform supplier is Pauls Aughnacloy General Uniform Plain white shirt blouse Black shoes Official school stripe tie Black socks white knee socks black tights Grey trousers knee length skirt Grey school jumper Navy blazer with school crest Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2021 School scarf School coat 12 Achieving Learning Caring

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Aughnacloy College Prospectus Achieving Learning Caring If you wish to obtain further information about any aspect of the school or to discuss your child s progress please contact the school by telephone in person or via email Aughnacloy College 23 Carnteel Road Aughnacloy Co Tyrone BT69 6DX T 028 8555 7289 E info aughnacloycollege org uk AughnacloyCollege AughnacloyColl