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.