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Curriculum

Recovery Curriculum September 2020

Autumn 2020 will see all pupils return to our Recovery Curriculum.

This will run for the first three/four weeks of the autumn term to re-integrate pupils into school and to re-engage them with learning.

Key Stage 3

Pine is a Key Stage 3 class made up of pupils who have typically joined us from mainstream settings. It is predicted that these pupils will go on to complete Entry Level or potentially GCSE courses at Key Stage 4.

Lime, Cedar and Fir are Key Stage 3 classes having a predominantly class-based curriculum based on the EQUALS Scheme of Work that enables pupils to develop their communication, independence and practical skills. These pupils will access either ASDAN Transition Challenge or ASDAN Personal Progress at Key Stage 4, depending on their development/progress.


Key Stage 4

Elm is a Key Stage 4 class that follows a formal curriculum with the addition of Life Skills, work experience, careers and business enterprise. These pupils will complete Entry Level, BTEC or GCSE courses across their subjects as appropriate.


Key Stage 3/4

Rowan is a mixed class of Key Stage 3 & 4 pupils having a predominantly class-based curriculum based on the EQUALS Scheme of Work that enables pupils to develop their communication, independence and practical skills. These pupils access either ASDAN Transition Challenge or ASDAN Personal Progress at Key Stage 4.


Key Stage 3/4/5

Ash is a mixed class of Key Stage 3, 4 & 5 pupils having a predominantly class-based curriculum based on the EQUALS Scheme of Work that enables pupils to develop their communication, independence and practical skills. These pupils access ASDAN Transition Challenge at Key Stage 4. This is either continued at Key Stage 5, or ASDAN Towards Independence is begun.


Key Stage 4/5

Birch is a mixed class of Key Stage 4 & 5 pupils which follows a ‘semi-formal’ curriculum that is designed to develop practical, work and life skills. These pupils complete OCR Life & Living Skills units and/or ASDAN Personal Progress. Some pupils access the weekly college link to give a taster of college.


Key Stage 5

Oak is a Key Stage 5 class that follows a ‘formal’ curriculum designed to further English skills, Maths skills, Computing skills, work skills, life skills and independence. Most of the courses taken by Oak are Entry Level 3 or Level 1 courses. There is a weekly college link to aid transition.


Enrichment

All pupils take part in Enrichment sessions once per week. Enrichment sessions are designed so that pupils are offered activities and concepts to engage them that are out of the constraints of the conventional curriculum. We believe that our pupils have the right to a diverse, rich and exciting curriculum. Enrichment sessions allow us to be creative in our approach to pupils’ learning and in the use of our many resources.

*In addition to traditional Literacy lessons, all pupils have a 20-minute Literacy slot Mon-Fri. This initiative is to give extra focus to Literacy across the school and is directed by the Literacy subject leader.


Residentials

Residential experiences are offered on a rota basis.