The students in the Senior Department continue to follow their assessed pathway with a strong emphasis on personal development.
At Key stage 3 all students access Communication, Language and Literacy, Problem Solving and Maths, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development at an appropriate level; the other curriculum subjects are taught through cross curricular sessions with a functional element built into to lessons.
Our personalised learning programmes are designed to be fun, purposeful and relevant to the students’ individual need. At Key stage 4 there is an emphasis on Life Skills and ‘Functional’ learning .Students visit the local community and experience vocational sessions in preparation for experiences at College and beyond school life.
Accreditation at Key stage 4 is tailored to individual need and supports our Creative Curriculum:
GOpen Awards –Independent Living Skills
Vocational taster sessions
Open Awards ‘Badge of Excellence’ in Life skills and Sensory engagement
GCSEs as appropriate in line with inclusion links
Students with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties at Key stage 3 and 4 follow the Sensory pathway, focusing on Early Communication and Cognitive skills. As in all departments Communication underpins all areas of the Sensory Curriculum and is supported through spoken language, use of signing, visual cues and high and low tech communication aids. The creative topic choices provide effective and stimulating teaching programmes suitable for each individual learner.