The Secondary department (Senior Blue and Senior Red)

Secondary curriculum

Curriculum Intent

Our statement of intent for our whole school curriculum is to ensure our pupils develop the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude to achieve fulfilling lives.  The Primary and Secondary Departments continue our pupils' school journey towards achieving this important purpose. 

As a National Support School we also want to support all pupils with SEND to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes to live fulfilled lives.


We aim to achieve our curriculum intent by providing fantastic teaching and learning in an environment where everyone is cared for, valued and respected.  (Mission Statement)

At Red Marsh School we believe that providing the appropriate curriculum for each learner is an essential part of fulfilling the school’s mission statement, purposes and values.

We are proud that all our pupils are involved in all aspects of our broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum personalised to meet individual need.  

Our Secondary curriculum ensures we are able to meet the individual needs of every child within the department.  All our students have personalised targets.  These targets ensure every student is working towards achieving the outcomes in their personalised Education Health and Care Plan. In the secondary department personalised targets are developed through a curriculum that ensures learners continue to receive their entitlement of core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum, alongside Religious Education and Personal, Social, and Health Education, as a core curriculum area. All subject areas continue to be adapted to meet individual need.  

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development, including the promotion of British Values are at the heart of our curriculum. 

In key stage 4, learners are helped to prepare for their next stage of learning. Increased time is given for more vocational learning and the application of skills for life beyond school.  This includes our Preparing for Adult Life (Careers) Curriculum, please click on this link for further information

Preparing for Adulthood Careers


At Key Stage 4 externally accredited courses are used to award and recognise many learners’ achievement, especially in Key Skills (communication, literacy and numeracy) Other learners develop their key skills by following National Curriculum programmes of study.  All learners have their vocational learning and application of skills for life beyond school accreditated through the ASDAN Transition Challenge Award.

Accredited courses available to students in KS4 include:

  • ASDAN Personal Progress in English and Mathematics
  • Asdan Transition Challenge
  • Arts Awards

Specialist teachers and dedicated support staff ensure high quality teaching and learning experiences for all students.  

Students requiring additional support to meet their needs have personalised interventions, for example, sensory diet interventions. Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language and Physiotherapy programmes are delivered across the curriculum.  

If you would like to find out more about our personalised curriculum, please contact school.  For further information see Class Curriculum.    



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