Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview

The curriculum is designed to celebrate success for all and students each have a personalised education programme. The school does all it can to enable each student to achieve their full potential, and that a breadth of opportunities is important.

The curriculum is broken down into two ‘Post-16 Progression Routes’:

Route One – emphasises the need for vocational/work-related learning, access to accredited courses and the need to develop confidence and self-reliance.

Route Two – for students who would like more support to achieve their goals: students will access relevant work-related opportunities with an emphasis on developing personal skills, making choices and learning to take responsibility for everyday tasks and routines.

Progression from Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 5 (KS5) we aim to build on experiences gained in KS4, extending opportunities for student choice, developing independent living and social skills, and providing opportunities for vocational/work-related learning:

• Courses at South Tyneside College

• Extended Work Related Learning opportunities

• Work placements

• Ongoing Enterprise opportunities

• Jobs around the site, eg recycling and composting, admin support

• Community horticultural

• Organising fund-raising events

• Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

• Creating a termly publication

• Weekly radio

Assessment, Review and Monitoring

Students’ performance and progress is monitored continually through comprehensive teacher records, and reviewed annually at a Person Centred Annual Review.


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