Our broad and balanced under 16 curriculum uses a sensory approach that focuses on physical development and promotion of communication, independence and life skills.
Communication, language and literacy
Learning to communicate unlocks the world for our young people and opens up a whole range of opportunities. Our specialist teams identify the most effective way for each child to communicate and work intensively with them to develop their skills in this area.
Our teaching develops problem solving abilities, enabling young people to make sense of the world they live in.
Personal and social development
Pupils extend their learning beyond the classroom and learn to understand themselves physically, emotionally, socially and sexually.
Physical development builds each child’s self confidence in managing themselves and their bodies. Our young people benefit from the support of our expert therapy team and some outstanding facilities and equipment.
Knowledge and understanding of the world – geography, history, science, ICT, Design Technology
Pupils are given wide ranging opportunities to develop their interest in and curiosity about the world.
Our inspiring arts programme builds confidence and gives young people opportunities to develop key skills and express themselves through music, drama and dance.
Pupils learn about themselves and are supported to make choices and decisions that support planning for the future. Careers is an integral part of our vocational studies and pupils have access to on site work experience from Key Stage 4.
Our Post 16 Curriculum provides young people with the confidence and skills to achieve their personal goals and reach their full potential, enabling a smooth transition to the next stage of their life.
Tailored study programmes
To support students in achieving their individual learning goals, students have tailored study programmes. The overarching elements within each individual student’s programmes include employment, independence and good health.
Relationships and Sexuality Education
Vocational tasters and preference
Work experience on and off site
Current affairs and the local community
Careers and transition planning
ASDAN – towards independence, covering money, personal safety, out in the community, sport and leisure
Duke of Edinburgh Awards
Year 14 – next placement planning