The Subject-Led Curriculum

Our newly-developed Subject-Led curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of out students who have already have well-developed behaviours for learning and are able to access greater levels of academic challenge.

With a strong focus on developing key skills for adulthood, our programme of learning follows a curriculum where everything is made relevant and meaningful to the young people and their futures.

The key aspects of the Subject-Led Curriculum are as follows:

  • The curriculum is broad, balanced and allows students time to explore, deepen understanding, and embed skills for life.
  • Students spend their day within a ‘learning community’. All learning communities are organised ‘vertically’, meaning that each form group is likely to contain students from Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. This will allow students to develop a wide range of relationships with peers; older members of the learning community will be supported to develop a mentoring role with their younger peers, thus helping all students develop their communication and interaction skills, and a strong sense of community.
  • Every student’s development is overseen by two form tutors. The form tutors will spend the first part of every day with this student in the form group. Form tutors will monitor progress, liaise with parents/carers, and attend any meetings concerning that child, such as the annual Person Centred Review meeting, in which EHCP targets are established and reviewed.

Nurture Time

Mornings will involve a number of activities, including:

  • Breakfast
  • Structured social activities
  • Core skill practice (literacy/numeracy tasks linking to students’ EHCP targets)
  • Wellbeing support
  • Therapy sessions, led by specified therapists
  • Project work, linked to Religious Education and world cultures
  • A weekly Assembly


Subject-Led Curriculum 2020