The Centre provides high quality education for 11-16 and benefits from Modern, open plan, spacious learning areas. This creates a relaxed and friendly approach to learning.
The Centre for Learning has a large Learning Resource Centre that benefits from the latest technlogy and resources, including the newly introduced VLE System. The fitness suite contains state of the art sports equipment and is available to students before, during and after school. We have a bright and airy Winter Garden, where students have begun growing their own vegetables.
At Christ the King, we aim to make students’ learning as comfortable as possible and with such a modern and open environment, we hope to achieve just that.
The Centre has strong and supportive pastoral care based on its Christian ethos. Rights and responsibilities are at the heart of our pastoral care policies. Students are encouraged to reflect on their actions and within the concepts of reconciliation and forgiveness are given a second chance.
Learning mentors work with students of all abilities who need help to overcome barriers to learning. The types of issues which may get in the way of learning are family problems including relationship breakdown and domestic violence, neglect, abuse, bereavement, crime, drugs and alcohol misuse, imprisonment, unemployment, poverty, child and adult mental health problems, self-harm, eating disorders, bullying, violence in the community, low self-esteem and low aspirations. Learning mentors develop one to one supportive relationships and also work in group settings.
The work of learning mentors include:
- Identifying the difficulties that are preventing the child or young person from reaching their full potential
- Agreeing targets for attendance, timekeeping and homework
- Developing personal skills to improve self-confidence, self-esteem, and resilience
- Offering emotional support and motivation
- Supporting students, and their families, through personal crises
- Helping students to modify their behaviours using techniques for managing their emotions
- Working closely with teachers and other professionals, students’ families and statutory and voluntary services
- Referring students, and their families, to appropriate support services
- Supporting transition
- Running lunchtime and after school clubs for students
- Developing action plans, produce reports, case notes and monitor progress
- Helping students with study skills, revision and examination techniques
- Contributing to the development of school policies
Referrals are usually made by Progress Leaders, Pastoral Support Workers, parents and the students themselves though any member of staff can refer a student that they feel may gain from the service.
Is Your Child Gifted & Talented?
Every year all students in each year group who have higher ability or are particularly talented in performing arts or sport are identified. These students are targeted for specific individual learning activies which include:
- Educational visits
- Personal laptops
An identified group of students in years 9,10 and 11 work with our Aim Higher Support Worker in order to promote aspirations and achievement.
Range of activities includes:
- Road-shows to promote life long learning
- Visits to University
- Residentials to Universities throughout the country
- A cohort who receive extra mentoring from Liverpool University
Lifelong Learning Opportunities for our Communities
Christ the King Centre for Learning provides a range of activities and services before, during and after the centre day to help meet the needs of our students, their families and the community. We work in partnership with other agencies to help our community achieve their full potential. Christ the King offers a variety of Adult Learner classes Monday to Saturday.
Our Centre has well equipped indoor facilities, meeting rooms, a gymnasium and a sports hall. Outdoors we have an all weather area.
We have a fully equipped theatre, in the main hall, with excellent stage and lighting facilities and a drama studio, where students can explore movement, mime, short plays and dance.
Music is an important feature of centre life. Tuition is offered for a variety of musical instruments. The Centre Choir and the Gospel Choir regularly perform for our Partner Primaries and at Community events.