The Formation directorate is a new addition to school life, yet could become one of the most important for the boys. Formation has come about through numerous discussions across the whole academy and through discussions with the boys. The initial idea was to give time out of ‘examined’ subjects – particularly for year 11. This idea grew into what you see in this directorate today. Formation is about life experiences, it is about living out our ethos as a Lasallian school, it is about equipping our young men for the future, irrespective of the grades they are achieve in year 11.
Formation will see boys spend time out of the classroom, experiencing the community they live in and giving back to that community. It will see boys build their understanding of charities and the work they do along with developing the life skills of empathy, resilience and independence. Formation is not graded in a traditional sense, it is much more than that and therefore cannot be measured by numbers.
Use the links on the right to find out more about the Formation directorate.