Curriculum Aims and Vision
Our curriculum aims to provide rich and exciting opportunities primarily built upon those aspects of education that are important for our pupils and which prepare them for adulthood. Depending on their needs, abilities and aspirations for the next stage of their lives follow one of three curriculum pathways:
Our vision is that the curriculum will enable pupils to develop functional and social skills leading to a greater independence through a creative curriculum
The content of the curriculum, how pupils are supported and our assessments are shown in the Curriculum Wall. Each pathway provides pupils with opportunities to develop core skills, extend their subject knowledge and to practice, generalise and apply these skills in real life and practical situations. For all pupils we will enable them to gain external accreditation of their learning at a level and in subject areas that are appropriate for them and which will prepare them for the next stage in their lives.
Subject areas generally follow a two year programme and include a significant variety of exciting creative themes. We deliver our curriculum in a varied way to ensure pupils remember, make links, make predictions, plan ,think creatively, problem solve, show understanding and evaluate their learning.
Pupils re-visit learning and topics engaging in more challenging learning outcomes. This process ensures progression and embeds learning through repetition giving a real in-depth ‘mastery’ of understanding allowing generalisation which is a crucial skill for all of our pupils.