In line with national curriculum recommendations, our curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential skills and knowledge that they need to function effectively in society today.
The school curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. We also ensure that time is given to the holistic development of every learner to better understand their own needs, as well as the needs of others, to appreciate their own challenges and limitations whilst being conscious of the importance of team work, fair play and mutual respect across many elements of life in school and beyond.
We follow national curriculum programmes of study for each national curriculum subject, setting out the ‘matters, skills and processes’ to be taught at each key stage. We are free to choose how we organise our school day and we ensure that the content of the national curriculum programmes of study is taught to all pupils.
Our teaching staff take account of their duties under equal opportunities legislation that covers race, disability, sex, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, and gender reassignment. All our pupils have special educational needs, many of whom also have disabilities in relation to SEMH. Our lessons are planned to ensure that there are no barriers to every pupil achieving. In many cases, such planning will mean that these pupils will be able to study the full national curriculum.