Students receive excellent teaching from adults who are enthusiastic and are experts in their field.
Teachers quickly assess how they might best help students progress. They find just the right materials and approach to meet the students’ individual learning needs. They also assess students’ progress accurately and are particularly astute in helping students to understand how they can improve their work.
Teachers are skilful in helping students to acquire the basic skills they need in speaking and listening, reading, writing, mathematics and information and communication technology.
(Ofsted Dec 2014)


Individual Support – Lees Brook Skills Academy has an excellent reputation for the high level support given to students to enable all to achieve. If you decide to come to The Skills Academy you will benefit from:

• Small size teaching groups where you will receive individual attention and support from a dedicated team of teachers and support staff.
• A personal tutor who will be on hand to advise you and guide you through your course.
• Opportunities to take part in recreational activities.
• Access to the on-site School Connexions Personal Adviser

Financial Support – You may be eligible to receive financial support to help to pay towards course related costs such as travel, meal costs, equipment and trips. The bursary is available to students aged 16-19 who are enrolled on full time or part time FE courses and who meet the following eligibility criteria.
Bursary funding of up to £1,200 is available for the following groups of learners:

• Young people in care
• Care leavers
• Learners in receipt of Income Support
• Disabled learners in receipt of Employment Support Allowances who are also in receipt of a Disability Living Allowance
• Have been resident in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland for the last three years (other rules may apply).

You may be entitled to Discretionary Bursary funding if you are:

• Dependent of someone on income support
• Dependent on someone on income support based Jobseekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance.
• Dependent of someone claiming the Guarantee element of the State Pension Credit.
• Dependent of someone with a household income of less than £16,190.
• Can demonstrate that you are facing financial hardship.

Care to Learn – If you are a young parent, you may be able to aply to the Care to Learn Scheme to help with your childcare costs.
If you want further details please ask a member of staff at your interview.

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