a

Under 18s

Students who are 16 or 17 may join our adult classes with no more than 15 students per class.

For children aged 10-15 we offer group bookings of General English classes throughout the summer with no more than 19 per class. Courses for all ages can start and end on any day apart from weekends and Bank Holidays when the Academy is closed.

Bank Holidays

Christmas / Saturday 25-Dec-21 Good Friday 15-Apr-22
Boxing Day / Sunday 26-Dec-21 Easter Monday 18-Apr-22
Christmas (substitute) 27-Dec-21 Early May / Monday 02-May-22
Boxing Day (substitute) 28-Dec-21 Spring Bank / Monday 02-Jun-22
New Year’s Eve/Saturday 01-Jan-22 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 03-Jun-22
New Year’s Eve (subs.) 03-Jan-22 Summer Bank / Monday 29-Aug-22

 


On their arrival all U18s are given a specially designed induction programme that focuses on safety and a placement test appropriate to their age. We do not provide our own accommodation but can arrange safe and comfortable accommodation through agencies.
Level of Care for U18s

Throughout their stay all U18s are carefully monitored by our dedicated team of teachers, welfare and safeguarding officers to ensure they are safe, well and happy at all times.  The lead designated safeguarding officer checks their attendance each morning and will make appropriate enquiries if any are late or absent.  Our Safeguarding Officers are Canan E. CelikSelin Doyan and Birgul Rose Aslan  and the Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer (DSL) is Ercan Erkus.

Once they have arrived on the premises U16s are not allowed to leave without supervision.  They are taught separately and at different times to adults so their safety can be secured and they do not disturb each other during lessons.  There are also separate areas and times for refreshment breaks.

Groups of U16s and students who are 16 and 17 will be provided with a leisure programme. Students who are 16 or 17 years old can join our adult leisure programme but for U16s we can organise a junior leisure programme if not otherwise provided. Please contact us for the costs of a specially designed junior leisure programme.

We do not provide supervision for students who are 16 or 17 years old at times outside of lessons, or when travelling between their accommodation and school.

Please see our policy and procedures for safeguarding children.

 

All staff dealing with U18s are supposed to comply with our recruitment procedures and safer recruitment practice.

 

Safer recruitment practice 

We are obligated to carry out checks to ensure that anyone wishing to work at our academy can be trusted to work with children.  For this reason all applicants must provide the following before they can be interviewed for any position:

  • an enhanced DBS check or an agreement for us to carry one out
  • two references from people you have worked with in the past testifying that they know of no reason why you cannot be trusted to work with children.
  • original proof of ID (passport)
  • original proof of address (utility bill or bank statement)
  • original certificates of qualifications (All English teachers must have BA university degree and a CELTA or equivalent)
  • all staff applying to work as self-employed must also provide their Unique Tax Reference number or UTR obtained from HMRC