Performance Programme

The Performance Programme Framework has two dimensions within its support mechanism for our highest performing academic students and practical performance students at QE.


What is the ‘Performance Programme Framework at QE’ all about?


It is our ultimate aim to find ways of creating a framework that supports our ‘High Performance’ students to reach their potential and support their unique needs. Our approach ensures that in every lesson teaching and learning methods are designed to;

·         Create excellence and high performance conditions that are full of challenge, creative thinking, critical thinking, problem solving and student choice.

·         Students have access to subject specific  mentoring, support, feedback and personalised objectives and targets for ‘top-end’ improvement. 

·         Students have the opportunity to opt into subject specific extra-curricular/co-curricular activities and internal and external competitions/events. Student will also develop their interpersonal skills for future aspirations.


Each faculty at QE has developed their own  subject  specific identification and action plan to support the unique and diverse needs of the high performance students in which they teach.


What does a ‘High Performance’ student look like?

·         High levels of attainment and qualities in a  particular subject (High Performance)or across a number of subjects (Advanced Performance)

·         Be very articulate and verbally fluent for their age

·         Be interested in topics which one might associate with an older student or adult

·         Have a range of interests and hobbies outside of the curriculum

·         Relishes the opportunity to take on new roles and responsibilities

·         Be self-motivated, regulated and reflective

·         Have strong views, opinions and willing to take risks

·         Have a strong sense of leadership

·         Communication, empathy, knowledge, Understanding and negotiation

·         Be inquisitive and question readily to a high level


For further information please contact our High Performance Coordinators Mrs Mason - or Mrs Wright -


What is the ‘Junior Athlete Education’ (JAE) Framework at QE all about?


Young people that are talented show a higher ability than their peers in the performing environment and are considered high performance students. These talented young performers face challenges in realising both their academic, performing and social potential.


QE plays a critical role in helping to support them as a whole school support mechanism. 


The Junior Athlete Education (JAE) Framework is designed to provide this support to young talented performers as an integral part of its whole School Performance Programme.


The JAE Framework at QE looks to support students who excel and who are extremely committed in either; Sport, Dance, Drama or Music. Potential performers are given the opportunity to complete a, ‘JAE Performance Profile Form’, which enables us to identify a performers needs, level/standard, training and competition/event commitments/demands. Student profiles are assessed against a Gold, Silver and Bronze performance criteria (needs analysis) and those selected are given access to a number of performance support opportunities to help balance their academic, performance and social commitments.


We have a maximum of 50 JAE Programme places available each year at QE.


For more information on our whole school performance programme please contact Mrs Heighway on for further details.