Our Curriculum is designed to meet individual needs through a Personalised
Learning Programme that encompasses and goes beyond the National
Curriculum and also includes the development of Independent Living Skills
and Alternative and Augmentative Communication.
All pupils are fully included in the educational programmes and
activities of the school.
A range of external awards has recognised the quality of the curriculum
offered. These awards reflect the creative and effective use of resources and the wide range of teaching pedagogies in the school.
The Lower School curriculum is fun, active and child centred. Following a different topic or theme each term our ‘Creative Learning Journey’ approach identifies and delivers the skills children need to make progress and reach their own potential.
Each creative learning journey is organised around the six areas of learning identified in the Early Years Foundation Stage:
Communication Language and Literacy,
Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy,
Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
Knowledge and Understanding of the World,
Themes are chosen which provide relevant and motivating learning experiences and allow learning to be reinforced through strong cross-curricular links. Educational visits are used to bring learning to life and to extend children’s experiences of the world beyond school.
Key Stage 3
Pupils in KS3 will follow an integrated curriculum in which themes and topics are explored creatively to develop learning, independence and enquiring minds. The core subjects, English, Maths and Science, are fully complemented by Humanities, Art, Design and Technology, Music, PE and Swimming. ICT supports all areas of the curriculum. Pupils with a need for AAC or a Sensory approach are supported with individual programmes.
Key Stage 4/Key Stage 5 (14 – 19 years)
Students enjoy a vibrant and comprehensive 14 – 19 curriculum. Programmes aim to encourage independence, promote life skills and enhance self esteem and confidence.
The ASDAN Award enables all students to take part in a relevant personalised learning plan which forms the basis for a wide range of external accreditation. Opportunities to access accreditation at many levels both within school and across partner schools and colleges gives students wide relevant choices.
Students have the opportunity to enrol on ‘A’ levels, GCSE and Entry Level courses.
Students are supported by an increasing number of outside agencies in order to participate and make informed choices about their future pathways and transition to adulthood.
There is a strong emphasis on the work related curriculum through a range of activities including work experience, work shadowing, mini enterprise, a desk top publishing partnership and visits led by the Wolverhampton Chamber of Commerce.A host of residential experiences, visits and trips enable students to prepare for the transition into adult provision and beyond.