Purpose of the Curriculum
The curriculum is designed to support the following aims:
- To ensure all pupils make the progress they need to achieve their full potential
- To provide an education which is appropriate to the demands of the 21st century global society
- To provide an educational framework appropriate to each pupils age, ability and aptitude i.e. to meet the needs of all learners
- To provide pupils with the skills to help them become independent, self-motivated learners within a framework of clear expectations and appropriate code of behaviour
- To foster and nurture an independence of mind, an enjoyment of learning and confidence in their own potential, sharing and celebrating success and achievement whenever possible
- To enable each pupil to become a conscientious and responsible adult, developing self esteem, self discipline and respect for others
- To provide a good foundation and appropriate pathway for pupils to continue their progress into the sixth form.
All pupils have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, based on the National Curriculum, which is differentiated and modified for pupils with severe and complex speech, language and communication needs. Strong processes for assessment, planning, teaching and reviewing ensure that each pupil makes the maximum progress in learning.
Teams of teaching, therapy and support staff work in seamless collaboration, offering high impact, multi-disciplinary programmes via the National Curriculum. They are supported by other consultant professionals' advice and input wherever appropriate.