Our Curriculum

We are committed to the progress of all our pupils and base our approach to learning and engagement on their reality, how they are, not on age related developmental or attainment expectations.

Our curriculum has been developed collaboratively by all teachers and is delivered in class bases in both the Lower and Upper school.  In KS4 and 6th Form some students will have lessons in other rooms and spaces according to the options they choose.

KS1, KS2 & KS3 Lead   Deputy Headteacher: Lucy Taylor

KS4 & 6th Form Lead   Assistant Headteacher: Louvain Scott

The majority of our pupils are below or at the early stages of subject based learning and our curriculum has been designed to recognise this whilst ensuring we offer not only access, but challenge. We offer a topic based holistic approach in KS1, 2 & 3 while KS4 and 6th form works towards independence through a range of accredited programmes of study.

Our curriculum is based on a modified version of the National Curriculum, with a strong focus on communication, engagement and independence.

Our curriculum is not age related but need related and draws from:

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

Key Stage 1 Programmes of Study

Key Stage 2 Programmes of Study

ASDAN programmes.

New Horizons

Transition Challenge

Towards Independence

AQA Unit Award Scheme

Trinity Arts Awards

In addition we offer all pupils the opportunity to experience learning outdoors through Forest School.