Welcome to the Secondary Department of the website. Pupils enter the Secondary Department in Year 7 and can continue until Year 13; however some pupils will leave at the end of Year 11 or 12.
Our current pupil numbers allow us the luxury of small classes and an environment where everyone knows each other. At the same time we are also able to resource and deliver a curriculum respected throughout the world. At TEA we teach the National Curriculum of England and Wales, adapted as appropriate to our students needs and experience. Year 10 and 11 students study for examinations in the IGCSE and GCSE and on completion many may enter the sixth form to study AS and A Levels respectively.
At the start of the year the staff of the secondary department embarked on a programme of development which has already seen great improvement in the teaching and learning in the school. Changes made to the organisation of the school day have also contributed to the improved working practices of our students and produced a more focused student body. The curriculum is also undergoing a major review and a number of key developments are planned for September 2006. At the same time the programme of activities offered for after school hours will expand significantly to support the work of the secondary school.
TEA aims to provide a learning experience that will enable us to help students reach their potential academically, socially and physically. In modern society change is perhaps one of the few certainties there is and it is with this in mind, we aim to prepare our pupils for a life in a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive society. Young people at TEA are encouraged to become leaders within their community. While the school stresses the importance of integrity, respect for others and the right of every child to a learning environment absent of hindrance or disturbance. Pupils are encouraged to become independent learners while an emphasis is placed on the importance of local traditions and values.
The vision adopted at TEA is a globally connected one with a great deal of local relevance.