The curriculum has been adapted to interest pupils, capture their imagination and to enable them to learn in realistic settings with special importance placed on practical learning and creativity. It aims to be relevant and engaging, improve self esteem, motivation, achievement and develop skills for adult life.
We take account of the National Curriculum and put an emphasis on children developing basic skills in Literacy and Numeracy with cross curricular links across subjects. Constructive use is made of the latest learning aids and the natural environment.
Work with Literacy, Numeracy, Science, IT and PSHE arises naturally as the children become involved in practical and meaningful activities such as caring for animals, growing plants, harvesting produce, keeping records, cooking, working as a team on construction projects as well as traditional classroom based learning. The lively and varied curriculum also places special importance on Music, Art, Drama and Physical Exercise as well as our Forest School Programme.
External specialists also help compliment the curriculum through visits to demonstrate and teach particular skills and crafts.
In 2019 we will be opening Lionheart, our new specialist provision for children with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and other related difficulties.
Qualifications and work experience
We are deeply committed to improving both the educational opportunities and employment profiles for our pupils. We therefore offer a range of externally accredited, nationally recognised qualifications to all pupils. We are a registered ASDAN* centre and also offer GCSE, AQA Unit Awards Schemes and Wider Key Skills.
Our links with partners enables our children to have the opportunity to participate in taster vocational courses, including Construction, ICT, Animal Care, Child Care, Land Based Studies and Horticulture.
Work related learning is planned and provided in partnership with local businesses and includes individually tailored work experience placements.
RESULTS AND REPORTING
During the school year results of public examinations will be available to parents and carers.
Parents will be provided with an Annual Report including reference to progress and attainment in the main subject areas.
*ASDAN is an approved awarding body offering programmes and qualifications to develop key skills and life skills. For more information on their award programmes go here