Vision, Intent, Aims

 

Communicate, Persevere, Achieve 

 

To provide every student with the life skills they need to become independent and confident through each stage of their life’s journey.

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Curriculum  Intent

The curriculum is designed to enable all students at Charlton Park Academy to:    

  • persevere; to keep trying and not to give up. 
  • learn in a coherent and sequential way. 
  • build on prior knowledge and experiences ensuring that each component is relevant and progressive. 
  • have strategies to be able to communicate their needs, wants, opinions and thoughts   
  • be active learners.  
  • develop their social skills so that they can engage and interact with others meaningfully.  
  • develop skills for learning to channel their natural curiosity.  
  • develop their understanding of safety in the physical world and digital world. 
  • be active and to have a healthy lifestyle.  
  • access a clearly structured day with routines which they recognise and understand. 
  • develop motor control and physical independence.  
  • develop and uphold spiritual, moral, social, cultural and British values.  
  • make a positive contribution to community life. 
  • develop specialist knowledge and interest in a range of topics.  
  • develop skills that contribute to their autonomy and independence in a range of environments.  
  • transfer skills between home, school and community.  

 


Curriculum Aims

At Charlton Park Academy we aim to provide every student with the life skills they need to become independent and confident learners through each stage of their life’s journey.   

We aim to ensure that our students’ personal aspirations can be achieved as we support and equip them in preparation for adulthood, providing each student with the necessary skills to be able to successfully navigate their world. 

 

We focus on developing skills in:    

  • Communication and interaction
  • Staying safe 
  • Preparation and options for adult life and developing individual independence 
  • Cognition and learning  
  • Social and emotional, mental health and well-being 
  • Community participation and learning outside the classroom 
  • Physical and sensory development. 

As our students develop within these skills, we recognise that what has been learned must be relevant to the young person and applicable to their wider world.  

Opportunity will be provided for the functional application of these skills supporting transference into their homes, their community, work, and adult life.  

We aim to ensure that through reflective and collaborative practice with parents/carers and specialist providers, the best possible outcomes for all students` are achieved.  

Our carefully planned Curriculum Pathways will ensure this continual growth within the school environment and beyond. 

Through our Curriculum Pathways we provide each student with a unique learning journey tailored to meet individual needs and stages of development, incorporating essential life skills and experiences whilst connecting with the wider community.  

Our students are ‘enabled, celebrated and valued’ by a curriculum tailored to meet their needs through an ‘I can do’ attitude.  

Our teaching and learning processes are designed to support students with a wide range of special education needs.  Our approach is personalised to ensure that all students are central to the curriculum offer.  This will differ for students with autism, profound and multiple learning difficulties, kinetic disorders, physical disabilities and cognitive impairment.  

 

(Every child with a disability should enjoy the best possible life in society: UNICEF)  

Boy in wheelchair watching the TV in class

Our approach is personalised to ensure that all students are central to the curriculum offer.  



Our carefully planned Curriculum Pathways will ensure this continual growth within the school environment and beyond.


Teacher and student at desk looking at healthy eating symbols

Charlton Park Academy
Registered Address: Charlton Park Road, London, SE7 8HX
A charitable Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England and Wales (Company Number: 08133047)

Charlton Park Academy