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Learning for Life

Pathway 1 Curriculum Statement

Pathway 1


This Pathway has been designed to provide a highly structured curriculum for our students who benefit from a high level of intensive support and intervention.  Students experience a highly supportive and nurturing environment and are encouraged to transfer learnt skills from Key Stage 3 and 4 to a variety of real-life activities. We focus the curriculum around the functional elements of literacy and numeracy skills that students will need as they enter adulthood. They benefit from discreet learning of literacy and numeracy combined with a blended learning approach across the curriculum.  Blended learning enables students to overlearn skills and is delivered through a variety of opportunities including technology, practical activities and where appropriate written format. Repetition of skills encourages students to apply and develop confidence in their learning in a wide range of life activities.   This pathway benefits from a “Family Day” where students visit areas of our local community, engaging in shopping trips and local leisure facilities.


All students enjoy on-site work experience in The Wooden Spoon Café, learning skills in managing money, health and hygiene, food preparation, and customer service. By the end of year 3 students will have completed a vocational “Link Course” at college in readiness for their progression onto further supported education.


Students who leave Sixth Form will be fully prepared for an ongoing life of learning and enthused with a desire to be the best version of themselves that they could be.

Just a gentle reminder. If your child is suffering from any Covid symptoms you will need to keep them at home, arrange a PCR test at your earliest convenience and contact the school for advice.