“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
CHALLENGE IN THE CLASSROOM
We have the highest expectations of our students at Southam College and each student can expect to be stretched and challenged in their education. This starts in the classroom, where teachers will challenge students to expand their knowledge, understanding and skill-set to their fullest potential. Teachers will seek to spark curiosity, encourage critical thinking and deepen the understanding of learners so that they can be the best they can be.
CHALLENGE ACROSS THE SCHOOL
Outside of the classroom, a variety of opportunities await. There are super extra-curricular groups run across a wide range of departments: from creative writing and literary societies to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) club and foreign language spelling bees.
These run alongside a wide range of trips to destinations as diverse as Lithuania, Iceland, New York and Uganda.
There is a wide range of sporting activities, both school and house, which fosters confidence and leaderships skills and our lively programme of House Events means there are opportunities to explore many more talents - whether organising charity events, performing on stage or preparing and delivering acts of unnecessary kindness.
Some of our students join us with high prior attainment (traditionally students who have achieved a level five in two of their KS2 SATs). This above-ave
rage achievement is tracked at Southam College and students' progress monitored. The High Attainers’ team strive to provide a range of experiences to encourage our high-attaining students to really push themselves. Whether it is Y11 A* Learning and Challenge weekends, Y9 exploratory trips to Cambridge University, Y10 university residentials or taking part as a BBC event journalist for the day, we want all of our High Attainers to see themselves as students who can and will achieve.
Our High Attainers have the provision and the encouragement to succeed but there are times when support is necessary. This can be provided to students, following our monitoring, in the form of mentoring, coaching and small-group work. Please contact any of the High Attainer team if you require any further information.
MEET THE TEAM
Mrs Kaye, Assistant Head Teacher, High Attainers
Mrs Stevens, Head of Year 12, High Attainers
Mrs Spencer, Modern Languages Teacher, High Attainers
Success is celebrated across the school, creating a culture in which achievement is recognised and respected. We want all of our students to be the best they can be!