Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview Key Stage 3

 

We aim to offer a broad and balanced curriculum with range of educational experiences and opportunities which meets our students’ individual needs, enriching our students’ lives, promoting the highest possible academic achievement and developing those skills which will enable each of our students to be as independent as possible

 

Pathway 1

Class tutor teachers English, Maths, RSE, and Life Skills. The students have specialist teachers for Science, DT, Art, Music and Gym.

We follow a topic-based approach to learning where an over-arching theme is used to help students make links with their learning and explore ideas. This enable teachers to work collaboratively and with some flexibility to meet the needs of all students. There is a focus on independent learning and preparation for key stage 4 so that they access the appropriate level of accreditation. Teachers are responsible for ensuring EHCP outcomes are used during planning to enable students to meet them by the end of the Key Stage.


Pathway 2

Pathway 2 students are predominantly taught by their class teacher. They follow a more primary model of teaching. However, they have the opportunity to see some specialist teachers for example art, music and gym. As with Pathway 1 we have a topic-based approach to the curriculum. This allows teachers to plan to meet individual need and ensure links are made in learning. There is a focus on communication and life skills and making sure students are as independent as possible in their learning. EHCP outcomes are embedded across the curriculum so that students have every opportunity to meet them in a variety of contexts,


Pathway 3

Pathway 3 students are taught in smaller class groups and the teaching is highly individualised. They follow a curriculum that has a focus on communication. cognition, social and life skills. Teachers plan through Personalised Learning Plans and deliver sessions that are planned for the individual. There also a focus on independence and self-regulation of behaviour.


SMSC

The academic, personal, social development and well-being of every pupil in our school is of paramount importance to us here at Charlton Park Academy. We provide a range of opportunities for our students, that supports their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

It is of upmost importance to us to excel academically whilst also offering a sense of community throughout the school and within the wider community in order to help our students to reach their full potential. The promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in particular raises confidence, self-esteem, motivation and leads to better learning. We are dedicated to empowering our pupils to be confident, healthy, happy and thoughtful people who are able to make informed choices and decisions.

We are very proud of our school, its students and staff, and take every opportunity to celebrate its achievements and successes. We celebrate them through assemblies, our displays, our website and newsletters. At the heart of everything we do is the belief that students need to enjoy their time at school, and when they leave, be prepared to live as independent life as possible while being responsible citizens.

Charlton Park Academy KS3 Curriculum 2017-2018 | Pathways 1, 2 and 3

Curriculum Overview Key Stage 4

During Key Stage 4 our students begin their accreditation courses which range from Unit awards to GCSEs. Developing functional English and Maths skills in preparation for life after school continues to be at the heart of our provision.

 

Individual and group work has a focus on Transition planning incorporating EHCP outcomes. Students have work experience opportunities to develop their understanding of the world of work, what expectations from them as workers might be and what they might expect to gain from a working environment.

Independent Living sessions are embedded so that students continue to develop and achieve personal goals that they have set themselves as they work towards independence.  Towards the end of their time in Key Stage 4, students are offered a structured transition to the Post 16 provision of their choice. The majority of our students choose to stay on for our Key Stage 5 (Post 16) provision.


Pathway 1

Pathway 1 students are taught by specialist teachers and follow their individual accreditation learning pathways with a focus on higher level accreditation such as GCSE or Entry level equivalent.   Teachers are responsible for ensuring EHCP outcomes are used during planning to enable students to achieve them by the end of the Key Stage.


Pathway 2

Pathway 2 students are predominantly taught by their class teacher.  They follow a more primary model of teaching.  However, they can choose subject options and be taught by specialist teachers for example Art, Music and DT.  There is a focus on communication and life skills, making sure students are as independent as possible in their learning. EHCP outcomes are embedded across the curriculum so that students have every opportunity to achieve them in a variety of contexts.


Pathway 3

Pathway 3 students are taught in smaller class groups and the teaching is highly individualised. They follow a curriculum that has a focus on communication, cognition, social and life skills.  Teachers plan through Personalised Learning Plans and deliver sessions that are planned for the individual.  There also a focus on independence and self-regulation of behaviour.


Accreditation

External accreditation is offered in Key Stages 4 for a range of subjects and all levels of ability. All students have individual accreditation learning pathways to ensure they receive an offer of suitable accreditation for their individual learning needs.

The following is a list of some of the accreditation we offer:

  • WJEC Entry Level Maths and English
  • Arts Award
  • AQA Unit Awards
  • ASDAN qualifications such as Sensory Challenge
  • ASDAN short courses such as Food Tech

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