Federation Consulation

The Nexus Federation

The Nexus Federation was set up to provide a commitment to the local community of Stevenage and North Herts by providing an improved educational service. Our vision is ‘to change lives and futures’ and is underpinned through our values; tolerance, teamwork, kindness, resilience, high aspirations and citizenship.

We offer 69 full-time places across KS3/KS4, through a Service Level Agreement with Hertfordshire County Council. The federation supports KS3 students through short term provision to their next steps and KS4 to employment, continued education or training.

We offer a challenging, ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum across centres that accounts for individual needs and pathways. All student’s barriers to education are identified and addressed with a detailed plan allowing them to reach their full potential. Underpinning our curriculum is an emphasis on high attendance and strong working partnership with our parents, carers, external providers and local community.

The curriculum offer is aspirational and well sequenced, to address social disadvantages by giving students the skills to take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences so that they can change their lives.

The intent is for all learners to follow a personalised, adapted curriculum which is rooted in high aspirations and next steps. This is shared with all stakeholders on a regular basis. Students’ personal development provides life experiences that allows them to leave us with enhanced opportunities. We follow a detailed personal development and careers programme that provides opportunities for students to experience cultural awareness and knowledge.

Student follows a personalised curriculum that provides a nurture and trauma informed approach, supporting students in gaining confidence, life learning and curriculum content embedded throughout. The highest priority is placed on literacy. A combination of GCSE and vocational subjects (BTEC, City & Guilds, WJEC) are offered alongside our personal development curriculum. This is provided through PHSCE, social development, weekly mentoring, emotional wellbeing and resilience, career advice and guidance,

The intention is to equip students with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed. We are both proactive and reactive to our local needs. We believe that the curriculum operates beyond the classroom and school trips are an integral part of centre life. The transition support with North Herts College, Herts Regional College, schools, specialist provision and continued support beyond the federation, ensures the best possible opportunities for Y11 moving forward and for those moving to new schools.

Alongside high aspirations, the federations nurtured approach is based around care and attention for students and their families. Building strong relationships with parents/carers has developed partnership work and sibling support networks with schools, to prevent further referrals. Our strength in providing links with external agencies, family work and partnership working has ensured vulnerable students and families were supported through the pandemic and are continued to be supported. 

Federation Confirmation Letter


First Consultation Letter


Consultation Letter to Parents/Carers & Staff


Federation Explained
Frequently Asked Q&A's