Curriculum

Curriculum

At Epinay we value a creative approach to learning and the development of enterprising skills promoting spiritual, moral mental and physical development.

The curriculum offer provides opportunities for pupils to develop academically whilst developing curiosity and experiencing the joy of discovery.

Pupils are given opportunities to initiate and investigate and develop persistence as learners.

Learning opportunities outside of the classroom enable the development of anticipating and responding to changing situations.

Many of our pupils are faced with barriers to learning as a consequence of their complex needs and staff strive for innovative ways to engage and maintain focus and interest whilst challenging pupils to reach beyond their potential.

Staff have an ambitious vision and high expectations whilst acknowledging that pupils join us from a starting point well below their peers and rates of progress are significantly below National norms. (see baseline information)

We believe that alongside the challenges faced in some curriculum areas individuals can “shine” in others given the right opportunities.

A creative thread runs through the curriculum whilst maximising opportunities to develop enterprising skills including team work, problem solving communication and development of initiative, all essential building blocks in the preparation for life beyond school.

For some pupils this requires a personalised approach and to meet this need we have identified a unique provision with a multi-disciplinary team. (PITSTOP)

The curriculum offer

  Timetable offer
Class 1(Y1-3) 21 periods class teacher, 1 specialist music, 1 specialist PE, 1 Soft play (support staff)
Class 2(Y3/4) 16 periods class teacher, 1 specialist music, 1 specialist PE, ,2 swimming (support staff) 1 JB, 1 TP
Class 3(Y4/5/6) 18 periods class teacher, 2 Food/Art (1/2 year each),1 specialist music,

1 specialist PE, ,2 swimming (support staff)

Class 4(Y6/7/8) 19 periods class teacher, 2 Food/Art (1/2 year each),1 specialist music,

2 specialist PE,

Class 5(Y6/7) 19 periods class teacher, 2 Food/Art (1/2 year each),1 specialist music,

2 specialist PE

 

Secondary Phase

In the secondary phase there is a greater emphasis on subject specialist teaching.

Key Stage 3
  Timetable offer
Class 6(7/8)

 

5 maths, 5 English (class teacher),3 science, 2 Food/Art (1/2 year each),1 specialist music, 2 specialist computing, 2 specialist PE, 1 History, 1 Geography 1 RE 1PSHCE
Class 7(Y7/8/9

 

5 maths, 5 English (class teacher),3 science, 2 Food/Art (1/2 year each),1 specialist music, 2 specialist computing, 2 specialist PE, 1 History, 1 Geography 1 RE 1PSHCE
Class 8 (Y8/9) 5 maths, 5 English (class teacher),3 science, 2 Food/Art (1/2 year each),1 specialist music, 2 specialist computing, 2 specialist PE, 1 History, 1 Geography 1 RE 1PSHCE
 
Key Stage 4

In addition to the core offer outlined below pupils are offered a series of option choices in preparation for responsibilities and experiences of life after school.

English and maths is taught in ability groups enabling staff to balance the need of an individualised approach with the demands of meeting external examination specifications.

Where appropriate courses are underpinned by relevant external qualifications including Entry Level, GCSE, BTEC and NOCN accredited courses.

Class 9(10/11) 3 maths, 3 English, 2 science,1RE, 1PSHCE,1PE, 2 computing, 1 Key Skills/pastoral
Class 10(Y10) 3 maths, 3 English,2 science,1RE, 1PSHCE,1PE,2 computing, 1 Key Skills/pastoral
Class 11(11/12) 3 maths, 3 English, 2 science, 1RE, 1PSHCE,1PE, 2 computing, 1 Key Skills/pastoral
 
Option choices offered 2017-18

Block1 3 hrs (1×1 hr,1x2hrs)

Enterprise, Food technology, Creative I Media, Lifeskills

Block2 2 hrs

Performing Arts, Music, Sport,

Block3 1x2hrs

Sport, Art, Lifeskills, Rock band

Block4 1x3hrs

Foodwise, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Art/DT(external provision)

Citizenship and SRE

addressed through the PSE curriculum and lifeskills

“PITSTOP”

In addition to the conventional offer a series of interventions are available for targeted pupils to maximise engagement and offer enrichment.

This personalised offer includes: maths, dyslexia screening, music, emotional resilience, lifeskills, and art therapy.

If you would like further information about school curriculum please contact Sue March, Deputy Head Teacher, email smarch@epinay.org

 

Further information on curriculum topics can be found via the links below:

Primary


Secondary


English


Epinay Sixth Form


Forest School


Reading Schemes


Spiritural, Moral, Social, Cultural


Swimming


Contact us

T: 0191 489 8949 E: sstephenson5@epinay.org