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Lees Brook Community Sports College
Morley Road, Chaddesden, DE21 4QX, UK Derby
+44 (0)1332-671723


Welcome to the new web site for Lees Brook Community Sports College.  On this site you will find information for students, parents and members of the local community - from the college rules to the latest adult education courses.  We hope that visitors to the site will be able to access information quickly and easily from the menu on the left of the screen.

Whilst we have included a lot on this site, we have given priority to information which you requested using the search facility on our previous site.  An improvement which I will hope you will see is that the information will be updated regularly to give you the most up to date information.

Finally may I encourage you to keep checking back to the site regularly for updates to the adult education and curriculum on-line section. These sections will be developing over the coming months to provide students, parents and members of the local community with opportunities to further their learning.


Lees Brook Community Sports College is committed to:

• Building a community for learning in which everyone (students, parents, staff, governors and our wider community) sees learning as a life-long process that they can engage in;

• Working with our students and their parents to enable each youngster to achieve success in all areas of life – academic, personal, physical, and social;

• Changing the learning culture in our college community by raising aspirations, enhancing self-esteem, recognising achievement, promoting pride within the local area and providing pathways for gifted and talented students;

• Developing a curriculum that personalises learning in order to meet the interests, needs and aspirations of each student by offering a wide range of academic and vocational courses;

• Raising standards of achievement, increasing access, and widening participation in PE and Sport for everyone in our college community, our partner schools, our wider community and the City of Derby.


We believe:

• how we learn is as important as what we learn, and the kind of person we each become matters as much as what we achieve;

• we can learn from our mistakes as well as our successes;

• the way in which we deal with other people matters, so we should always treat other people with respect and as we would wish to be treated;

• we have the right to feel safe, secure and free from bullying in our college;

• we have the right to learn and achieve at the highest level we are capable of;

• we are each responsible for our actions and our behaviour, and for the contribution we make to our college community;


Students are expected to follow the college rules, laid down in the Code of Conduct, for the consideration and safety of each member of the college community. This includes the wearing of correct college dress. The Code of Conduct is displayed in every classroom and around the college and there is a copy in the Student Planner. We expect students to show respect for and courtesy to members of staff and to speak to them politely.

Spitting, vandalism and damage to property, or behaving in ways that brings the college into disrepute (either in or out of college), are all regarded as serious issues. Students may be given a written warning, an internal exclusion or a fixed term exclusion from college.


From January 2000, the college has had an on-site Centre (previously called the Behaviour Support Centre, renamed in 2005 as the Learning Skills Centre.) The Centre is used to help students who are experiencing problems with their behaviour either in class or around the college and those who are at risk of exclusion. It provides separate short-term teaching and support programmes tailored to meet the needs of difficult students. It is also used for internal exclusions. It is a positive preventative strategy and not a ‘sin-bin’.
  The Centre is staffed by a team of Learning and Behaviour Managers.
  Only the Head and Deputy Heads can place students to work in the LSC. Centre staff are responsible for ensuring relevant academic work is set. The LSC manager, in consultation with the Head and senior leadership team, will determine what the appropriate curriculum should be.
  Youngsters may be referred to the Centre for a day or for longer periods of time, depending on the circumstances and reasons for referral. Each student is assessed for basic literacy and numeracy skills and, where these are poor, a special programme is set up to help the student improve. Some students spend an extended period of time in the Centre. Students returning from exclusion may work in the Centre for a time before being re-integrated back into lessons.
  In the Centre, youngsters work individually, sitting alone and, at times, working in silence. This helps them to re-learn and practice the ability to work quietly in a classroom environment. Help is available when they need it. The work they do in the Centre is usually the same as that being done in their lessons so they do not fall behind.
  The main emphasis is on enabling the student to manage in the mainstream classroom. Relevant activities to achieve this are organised and might include:
• Targeted literacy and numeracy work
• The setting of individual targets for improved learning and behaviour, including achievable targets for each session
• Anger management, social skills courses or individual counselling
• Individual and paired work in a quiet, calm and disciplined environment to encourage concentration skills and controlled behaviour that avoids disruption of lessons
• Gradual supported reintegration into lessons with regular reviews of progress
  Mentoring and other support is also given. Students may do circle work in small groups looking at the reasons for their poor behaviour and the circumstances in which it occurs.
They will learn and discuss strategies to help them cope more effectively with their behaviour problems on their return to class.
  For more serious incidents that would have resulted in a fixed term or permanent exclusion, a student may be placed to work in the Internal Exclusion Room as an alternative to exclusion. In the Internal Exclusion Room, students work in individual study booths. They may have a different school day with different times for coming to school and going home. In some cases, students may be sent to work in the Seclusion Room of a partner school (da Vinci Community College, West Park Community School) as an alternative to exclusion.
  Students are referred to the Learning Skills Centre and the Internal Exclusion Room as an alternative to being excluded from college. However, from time to time, there are students who do not co-operate with the rules of the Centre and, in such cases, exclusion is the only action left open to the college.
  The strategies used as an alternative to exclusion are effective because:
• Disaffected students remain at college following broadly the same curriculum as their peers, while minimising the disruption they cause to their class
• Later, phased, re-integration into mainstream classes can be better planned and managed
• The college’s pastoral responsibility for a student is not affected
• A consistent approach to behaviour management and academic work is encouraged
  Students’ behavioural and academic progress is monitored during and after their time in the Centre. Where appropriate, LA Education Welfare and Educational Psychology services are involved.
  Those students who need a longer-term placement in the LSC are transferred to the D10 Tutor Group. This is a very small, mixed age tutor group whose members benefit from having a teacher experienced in Behaviour Management as their Form Tutor. Registration and Tutorial time is used for circle and group work to address issues of behaviour management and review of progress. It provides a supportive environment from which youngsters can progress with greater confidence

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