Curriculum Overview

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

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Curriculum Aims

To create:

  • ambitious, confident and resilient learners who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • effective communicators,
  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make good progress and achieve their potential.
  • to promote independence, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • an ethos of strong moral, personal, social development and for students to make a positive contribution to the local community.

 

Rationale

To develop a curriculum which:

  • recognises the individual needs of each pupil and builds on prior learning
  • facilitates the development of each pupil’s communication and independence skills together with their intellectual, moral, physical, social, spiritual and creative ability.
  • meets statutory requirements but remains flexible and relevant to the varying needs of our pupils.
  • Monitors, measures, assesses and records the progress of each pupil in a systematic way.
  • Allows the setting of achievable but challenging targets and outcomes that promote an ethos of improvement and development.
  • Prepares pupils for adulthood (PFA) and for transition to Further Education, Training, Employment or Supported Living.
  • Provides unbiased CEIAG in order to prepare and equip students to achieve their aspirations.
  • Enshrines, the principles of UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School Charter, British Values and positive Citizenship.
  • Provides for a personalised learning journey linked to EHCP targets which equips students to maximise their potential and supports them to attain their aspirations.

 

 

Curriculum Principles

Our curriculum is constructed so that:

  • Teachers build upon students’ previously acquired knowledge at each Key Stage.
  • Lessons offer opportunities for consolidation of pupil knowledge and skills.
  • Lessons offer opportunities to use and build upon prior learning so that it can be embedded and allow students to learn with increased confidence.
  • Curriculum subjects’ content will endeavour to provide continual progression and newly acquired skills through Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. The curriculum will cater for all learners.
  • Staff to use appropriate teaching strategies and effective use of resources, specialist equipment and excellent use of support staff to provide high quality education for all pupils.
  • To support induction into secondary school for all Year 7 pupils.
  • Students who do not make expected progress during an academic year will be offered additional support through intervention group work. Pupils making exceptional progress in Key Stage 3 can be offered Gifted and Talented sessions for English and Maths.

 

Enrichment activities allow pupils to achieve accreditation in a variety of academic and non-academic activities which provides breadth to the curriculum allowing students to learn new knowledge and skills.