Our whole school ethos of placing the child at the centre of all that we do, valuing each child and supporting their social and emotional development. Our core responsibilities to our children is reducing learning barriers, strengthening knowledge and building self-esteem, confidence and resilience to form the foundation for our broad and balanced curriculum.
The Enlighten curriculum is designed to recognise pupils existing knowledge and skill base. All our children come from different schools and have varied experience of a primary based curriculum. We recognise the vast majority of our children have experienced limited access and success within these curriculums and understand the importance of ensuring our curriculum is centred around the child. Through carefully considered learning experiences, we will allow the pupils to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.
Our curriculum is a powerful vehicle utilised to maximise the potential of each individual and overcome all barriers to learning. All learning is developed around the stage of the child rather than the age. This ensures all children are able to access learning at a level that is appropriate for them thus ensuring maximum engagement, achievement and progress. Topics and units are selected based on what knowledge we believe our children need for life and those that will motivate and inspire learning. Our Curriculum enables children to express themselves in order to support their wellbeing. Social skills and the ability to communicate and cooperate with others is also a key life skill which our children need support to develop in order to feel a sense of belonging throughout their lives.
Enrichment is a fundamental part of our curriculum. We believe that children need to have long lasting memories built around positive experiences. Through our enrichment programme we develop skills in the following areas:
- Personal Development