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To build on both the social and academic skills that young people need to:
successfully re-engage back into education and
prepare them positively for their KS4 provision.
Pupils are taught in carefully selected tutor groups in small classes of approximately 8-12 pupils
Learning is organised across a broad range of curriculum subjects including creative arts and skills for life
The curriculum is designed to be delivered with a change in topic every half term following Long term Plans
Pupils engage in boxing and Think for the Future behaviour resilience sessions
Group pupils are allocated a keyworker in their tutor group who they see daily to enhance the pastoral support
Pupils thrive in our KS3 curriculum; they engage with learning and learn to enjoy being in a school environment again.
Pupils have positive plans for their next phase of transition as they have developed their relevant social skills and ability to regulate their behaviour. They are prepared to move on to the challenges of KS4 study.
Pupils have secured the expected numeracy and literacy skills when they reach key transition points.
Our Key Stage 3 Curriculum will be delivered with a 2 yearly cycle beginning with the blue year, followed by the green year. Pupils may be on our academy roll for short periods of time and come to roll at any point in the year. Our aim is that we are a short stay provision and therefore pupils engage with the curriculum content that is being delivered as they come to roll.
Subjects followed will provide the pupils with a broad experience to help them reintegrate back into mainstream as they largely follow the National Curriculum. Each subject is divided into topics for each of the 6 half terms throughout the year following it's Long Term Plan.
Should you wish to find out more about the curriculum that our academy is following, please contact David Marlow (Deputy Headteacher – Quality of education) who will be able to provide you with the relevant information.
How we measure Progress
The aim of our KS3 curriculum is for pupils to gain knowledge and reduce gaps whilst re-engaging in education and improving their behaviour. Our curriculum is designed so that every subject has it's own 14 Step tracker. Pupils may be working at different stages of the trackers depending on their previous knowledge. We aim to baseline assess all pupils on entry through our phased induction programme so that we have accurate starting points for the pupils on each 14 step tracker. Each pupil will have a target set against their starting point.
The marking and feedback and assessment policies set out how work is evaluated. Progress will be measured through staff marking pupils work against the 14 Steps in each subject. Progress will be recorded formally every half term to identify pupils on, above or below target.
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