All of our students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Maths, English and Life Skills are key subjects for our students, and our teachers recognise and plan for these across all subjects. They are taught in small class groups so each curriculum subject can be differentiated to meet the individual needs within each class.
All of our students have EHCPs, and each has a set of personalised targets based on their EHCP outcomes. These outcomes are broken down into smaller targets which are sequenced to build over time, and allow teachers to assess and monitor progress towards these outcomes.
In KS3, students work within a themed approach, meaning that subjects are linked with an overarching theme. This allows our students to make links across subjects, and deepen their learning. The transition into Southbrook, and progression throughout KS3 is carefully managed using a blended model, meaning that Years 7, 8 and 9 work within their tutor group and build strong relationships with their tutor in the mornings and move around the school within the secondary model for increasing portions of the day until they reach KS4.
KS4 provision takes into account each student’s needs, ambitions and destinations in order to generate a transition plan that ensures each student is successful. In addition to the core subjects, our students will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of vocational learning, which they can further specialise in during year 11. Our careers programme enables work experience and the development of skills for employment. We offer a wide range of nationally accredited qualifications including Entry level Functional Skills in maths and English, GCSEs in English and Maths and a tailored range of WJEC units based on their transition profiles.