Our curriculum embraces different aspects of traditional subjects. It is presented in ways that will interest our children and young people and delivered in a practical and structured manner.
Throughout their time at our school, we encourage our children and young people to be actively involved in their own education.
In the Primary Department children spend most of their day with their own teacher and support staff. There is specialist teaching in PE, music, ICT and art. Each classroom has computers, a domestic area and a one-to-one room.
Young people in the Secondary Department stay in their tutor groups for daily English lessons. Other subjects, which include Religious Education, Modern Foreign Languages, Design and Technology, Art, ICT and Science are usually delivered by subject teachers. Support staff for each group move with their class.
When a young person is 14, a transition plan is drawn up. This plan charts the direction of their education until they are 19.
The Further Education Department offers a three-year modular programme. Each young person has an individual timetable. The curriculum focuses on improving problem solving and decision-making and helps develop life skills. ‘Real’ experiences in the community such as work placements also develop independent living, money and work skills. Some of our young people attend local colleges.
Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) is a key component of our curriculum at every key stage. PSHCE includes a range of vital life skills: at Key Stage 4, for example, students learn about careers and participate in work experience. With parental consent, students receive sex and relationship education as part of our PSHCE curriculum: we see this as essential preparation for growing up and adult life.