Key Stage 3
Our main aim within KS3 is for students to be equipped socially, emotionally and academically for a return to mainstream or transition to an appropriate provider by way of an EHCP. As such, we cover a curriculum similar to mainstream schools in line with the current subject specific programmes of study.
Our weekly curriculum model is as follows:
Maths 5 lessons
English 5 lessons, in addition we also have reading lessons and literacy intervention.
ICT 2 lessons
Science 2 lessons
History 2 lessons
Geography 2 lessons
PE 2 lessons
We also have 2 lessons per week of PSHE which follow a weekly theme of the week. These themes range from World Religion Week to National Storytelling Week and cover the core themes of health and well being, relationships and living in the wider world.
Every Thursday the KS3 students participate in Curriculum Enrichment which works in line with external providers on local and national initiatives such as The Prince’s Trust, The John Muir Award and The Iwill Programme (Riverside Ready).
This varied curriculum encourages our students to stay engaged and focused on their learning and allows them to unlock their full potential whilst in our care.