The Secondary department (Senior Blue and Senior Red)
As a school we pride ourselves on striving to provide fantastic teaching and learning in an inclusive environment where all learners are cared for, valued and respected. We are proud that all our pupils are involved in all aspects of our broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum personalised to meet individual need.
The aim of our curriculum is to meet the individual needs of every student within the secondary 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.
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.