The curriculum will be an integrated matrix of taught and enrichment elements, aimed at developing academic and course learning, cultural capital, personal development, student leadership and preparation for the world of work and life in modern Britain. As a result, each element will be carefully designed to support and challenge and to ensure as many doors remain open to our students, whatever their starting points, needs or potential barriers to learning or achieving their academic and personal potential.
Our curriculum is strengthened by our integrated inclusion strategy which provides a variety of supports and interventions for students and staff. The overriding principle is to analyse the needs of students holistically and work with them, their parents and staff to ensure the best outcome possible, whilst developing their independence, confidence and resilience.
One of the most important elements is that every child is known to their teachers as a person in their own right and that their aspirations and learning journey is as important as anyone else’s. Teachers and other staff have a responsibility to know their starting points, aspirations and, where necessary, to meet their individual needs, never to ‘cap’ them, but also to develop their independence and resilience.
We are currently refining our curriculum and more information will be included here in due course.