The school’s vision is modelled in the Health and Social curriculum, where we believe in inclusive education for all.

We believe that all of our students deserve a curriculum that meets their differing needs and enables them to fulfil their unique potential.

We want our students to be successful members of the community and to maximise their life opportunities. It is the intention of the curriculum
to enable this.

It is the intention of the curriculum to enable this.

Our curriculum intent is :

  • Coherently plan, sequence and adapt our curriculum to meet the unique needs of all of our learners.
  • Offer breadth of study in science and personal development at KS3 that is sequential in leading to study Health and Social Care at KS4; all students will be stretched and challenged over 5 years, taking into account different starting points.
  • By drawing on other subjects in school such as English, Maths, Science and Personal Development students can develop effective literacy and numeracy skills through digital technology. This creates learners who are confident and competent readers, writers and speakers, with essential analytical skills needed for life.
  • Embed a range of wider enrichment opportunities and experiences, at least one per term, to ensure our learners have an educational experience that is rich and varied.
  • Encompass the whole school core values through the Health and Social Care curriculum.

As a result, the Health and Social Care curriculum will:

  • Equip students with sound specialist knowledge and skills for everyday use and of how to meet the needs of individuals across a range of health, social care and early years settings.
  • Develop an understanding of the skills and qualities required to influence care and empowers students through encouraging independence and creativity; providing tasks that engage with the most taxing aspects of the National Curriculum (including Values of Care and the current legislation requirements) and the importance of other skills such as communication to ensure individuals right to independence and dignity.
  • Develop digital skills to remove all barriers to learning so that ALL students achieve and ensure that our students appreciate the importance of Health and Social Care in the development of skills for life and employability.
  • Build confidence by achieving their potential academically, in life and the employment market. They will be accomplished in their ability/aptitude to demonstrate tolerance, respect, dignity, effective communication skills and application of anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Ensure students are challenged and stretched by developing their leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication skills in order to provide foundations for every aspect of school life.

Curriculum implementation

The curriculum maps demonstrate the implementation the curriculum in each subject area.