Our curriculum is underpinned by Thrive and we offer a broad, bespoke curriculum to our students.
Our curriculum is divided into Pathway 1 – preparing to learn, Pathway two- ready to learn, Pathway three – interdependence (accredited courses). Our offer included Functional Skills and GCSE offers, ASDAN, D of E, Science accreditation, animal care, home cooking skills, Thrive individualised specific timetabled sessions, and an excellent PSHE/RSE provision. We also deliver Drama, Computing, History, Art & design, Food technology, Geography Design technology, Languages Music Physical education and Outdoor education.
Our school day begins at 8:30 for staff briefing with students arriving on site at 9:30 a.m. and finishing the school day at 3:00 p.m. Our day is divided into 6 sessions, including a tutorial and end of day catch up.
Lunch time is between 1245 till 1310. We run core subjects in the morning at the Ark and then our hook subjects in the afternoon (ODE, Drama/swimming etc) and on the farm we deliver a more secondary school model with students curriculum based on their pathways and subject choices.
Students have access to safe spaces and safe adults on both sites, and PSHE intervention, including I and E (Inclusion and engagement) intervention can occur in real time or reparative time. De-brief for staff occurs after all students have left site, for staff to discuss and handover for the day.