Our Secondary Curriculum
Pupils in our secondary department are in year groups Y7 to Y11.
KS3: Yr7 to Yr 9
KS4: Yr10 - Yr 11
Pupils continue to be taught in mixed ability groups with no more than 10 children in each class.
As in the EYFS and primary departments, each class has a class teacher a level 3 teaching assistant and additional support staff to meet the individual needs of pupils.
The secondary curriculum offers a continued approach to the creative curriculum and staff ensure that learners carry on building upon the skills and levels of independence developed in the primary department.
There is a 4 year rolling programme of topics to ensure breadth and balance in the pupils' learning opportunities. The themes for 2019-20 are: Autumn - Music Mosaic: Music Through the Decades, Spring - My Amazing World: Planet Earth, Summer - Plant, Grow and Eat: Fascinating Fruit and Veg!
Staff work collaboratively to determine learning pathways for each pupil that will lead to appropriate accreditation and work related learning in preparation for adulthood.
At Key Stage 4 pupils continue to access the same model as in Key Stage 3, however, acquiring greater independence and essential life skills in preparation for college life and a post Coppice placement.
Pupils gain recognition for their achievements through externally accredited courses, e.g ASDAN Personal Progress Qualification.
All learners have the opportunity to participate in work related learning and our more able pupils are encouraged to extend their learning through supported inclusion links at a local high school.