Curriculum and Learning
Our pupils access a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet individual learning needs and styles.
We aim to develop confident, independent and inquisitive learners, who will become active members of their community. We acknowledge our special responsibility in preparing young people for life in modern Britain.
Lessons are taught in small groups (averaging 6 pupils) by teachers with experience working with children with language and communication difficulties. In addition to this, Learning Support Assistants enable learners to receive significant individual attention. Modified language and visual approaches are used so that children can understand and develop the language that they need for learning. Visual approaches to teaching can also support learning and development of vocabulary.
Speech and language therapists work closely with teachers to understand and support each child’s difficulties and strengths. Where appropriate teachers and Speech and language therapists plan and deliver some lessons collaboratively, and work together to help students develop curriculum language.
With specialist teaching and integrated speech and language therapy, students who have difficulties with language and communication find that they can access the curriculum, make progress and see enjoy learning.
A modified National Curriculum is taught with the core curriculum of English, Maths, Science and Computing/ICT being taught alongside Religious Education, Humanities, Drama, Art, Music, Design & Technology, Food Technology, PSHE and P.E. Pupils also participate in enrichment activities weekly which offer the opportunity for them to develop communication and social skills .