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The Ongar Academy

Resilience, Respect, Integrity, Community.

Tutor Time Resources

Our daily tutor time programme has been designed to support you in making the transition into adulthood. Each day your tutor will deliver resources that help fulfil our school values



The VESPA programme uses resources created by Steve Oakes and Martin Griffin at a 6th Form College in Oldham. They identified five areas that if underdeveloped, led to underperformance in A levels:

  • Vision

  • Effort

  • Systems

  • Practices

  • Attitude

We have specially selected resources from to support students at specific points in the year. Students will be expected to spend an additional hour, during their independent study time, each week reflecting on that week’s VESPA activity.

VESPA Programme

Over the two years the Careers and Finance programme will cover applications to university, apprenticeships or employment, financial choices, employment rights and responsibilities and media literacy.

Our PSHE programme covers a broad range of issues from the modern world including relationships, consent, contraception and parenthood, discrimination and mental, physical and sexual wellbeing.​​

Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795.

Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937