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The High Performance (TASS) tier is a national accreditation designed to support students who are aiming for a professional sporting career alongside an exceptional education. At Poole High School, we recognise the pressures that young athletes face and the impact that this can have on both academic progress and mental health and wellbeing. Our sixth form infrastructure allows us to create a bespoke programme that is designed to help the athlete achieve their goals whilst thriving academically. We are currently working with, and supporting students who compete at regional, national and international level in swimming and athletics, but we support and champion athletes from any sport.

As a Poole High School High Performance Student accessing TASS, you will gain the following provision:

  • Dual Career Mentoring – Additional support from a lead tutor to help you manage training and wellbeing alongside your academic studies.  

  • Access to a 6th form pathways progression tutor who will provide support and guidance on university and other study options alongside the network TASS the programme provides.

  • Individual, personalised timetables  – provision is in place to support the additional demands of high level training and long distance travel, taking into consideration the time commitment.

  • Regular pastoral support from an experienced team

  • One to One tutorial sessions

  • Buddy system

  • Access to regular CPD workshops on nutrition/ lifestyle management/ sports psychology, wellbeing and time management.

  • Use of facilities such as sports hall, fitness suite and swimming pool.

For more information on how we could support you please contact our Dual Career Coordinator, Nikki Wilkins at n.wilkins@poolehigh.poole.sch.uk or through the school.

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