‘The school has developed a good curriculum that effectively motivates the students to achieve nationally accredited qualifications as well as providing a flexible range of opportunities to meet their individual needs.’
include Bristol Ofsted report, 2013
A weekly timetable is provided for each learner of up to 25 hours per week.
All learners have access to a broad and balanced curriculum that caters to their individual needs. It takes into account the current national curriculum and gives all pupils ‘experience in linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human and social, physical and aesthetic and creative education’, as required by The Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2014 and the Independent School Standards (Wales) Regulations 2003.
A curriculum is provided through which all learners are able to see the relevance of the subjects studied to their own experiences and aspirations. The aim of all include schools and programmes is to provide a learning experience that offers all learners, regardless of ability, sufficient opportunities to succeed in their learning at the highest standard.
The curriculum covers seven areas of learning:
Learners are supported to develop their communication skills and increase their command of language through the interactive use of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Lessons are provided in both written and spoken English.
Learners are supported to make calculations, understand and appreciate relationships and patterns in number and space and to develop the capacity to think logically and express themselves clearly. Their knowledge and understanding of mathematics is developed in a variety of ways, including practical activity, exploration and discussion.
Learners are supported to increase their knowledge and understanding of nature, materials and forces whilst developing the skills associated with science as a process of enquiry, such as observing, forming hypotheses, conducting experiments and recording their findings.
Learners are supported to gain skills that can include the use of information and communications technology (ICT), developing, planning and communicating ideas, working with tools, equipment, materials and components to produce good quality products, and evaluating processes and products.
Human and social
Learners are supported to learn about people and their environment, and how human action, now and in the past, has influenced events and conditions. History and geography make a strong contribution in this area in include schools.
Learners are supported to develop physical control, co-ordination and tactical skills, as well as the ability to evaluate and improve upon their performance. Learners also acquire knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of fitness and health.
Aesthetic and creative
Learners develop skills concerned with the processes of making, composing and inventing. Art, music, dance, drama and the study of literature all make a strong contribution in these areas in include schools.
Each include school and service produces an annual curriculum statement based on these areas of learning.
Example Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum (4 to 11-year-olds)
Following their induction, Key Stage 1 and 2 (KS1 and KS2) learners are expected to follow the full timetable. As well as English, Maths and Science, KS1 and KS2 learners study:
- Learning via activities.
Example Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculum (11 to 16-year-olds)
Following their induction, Key Stage 3 and 4 (KS3 and KS4) learners are expected to follow the full timetable. As well as English, Maths and Science, KS3 and KS4 learners study a range of subjects, which may include: