Key Stages & Education

We provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum for pupils studying at Key Stages 2, 3, 4 & 5. To support and enhance learning experiences we also provide enrichment activities through educational visits and field trips.

We believe in encouraging pupil’s self-esteem, which is often low when they start with us, by ensuring the curriculum and tasks set are challenging yet achievable, thus enabling them to further succeed and develop.

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Our aim is to provide pupils with an ever-growing variety of options so that they can explore different subjects allowing them to experience new pathways in a simulated work environment. Subjects are taught by staff who have industry experience, which further enhances the quality and learning experience of the pupils.

Subject specific classrooms include:

 

Hair and Beauty Salon
Art Room
Science Laboratory
Food Technology
Media Suite

Our Vocational Offer

The onsite purpose built classrooms offer pupils the opportunity to develop skills and offers them a hands-on experience so that they are able to master new skills ready for the world of work.

Staffing

Our staff have a wealth of experience and qualifications in teaching and caring for pupils with Special Educational Needs. They have also received training from Witherslack Group’s Clinical Team, which includes clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and mental health practitioners.

Teachers and teaching assistants are extremely well equipped in providing appropriate support to meet the needs of our pupils and establish a positive and engaging learning environment. The education staff consists of a stable and experienced team and the professional development of teachers and teaching assistants is supported through regular internal and external training. This ensures extremely effective teaching practices are in place and lesson activities are well-planned to support learning.

The Pastoral Care Team develop excellent links with parents, carers and families, as well as professionals involved with a pupil. They also provide additional support, when required, to help pupils engage in classes.

Pastoral Care

We are dedicated to the development of the ‘whole child’, focusing on areas such as independence, self-esteem, resilience, making safe choices and communication.

All this support allows each child, whatever their needs, the opportunity to engage and enjoy their education.

The Pastoral Care Team ensure that all pupils’ well-being is constantly reviewed and developed, and that strong links are made between school and home.