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Curriculum

"...very proud of our broad educational offer"

We are very proud of our broad educational offer and this is often what surprises new stakeholders. Aside from our high-performing core subject departments, we also have thriving Creative and Technology Faculties. 

Alongside our conventional curriculum offer, we also provide students with opportunities for reflection in Self Science; outside discovery in our Learning Lodge and most importantly, every student will have Life Skills lessons on their timetable. Our Life Skills curriculum is personalised to each learner and will encompass independent travel training, personal hygiene, PSHE and RSE

Our school is divided into:

Key Stage 2 (Year 6)

In Key Stage 2, we follow a Primary School model, with one teacher delivering the majority of subjects in a designated KS2 area. We also work towards finding the balance of supporting students ready for their transition into Key Stage 3 by introducing more teachers and classrooms across their timetable so that they are used to more familiar faces across the school.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

At Key Stage 3, we offer a more traditional secondary school model, with students having a pastoral tutor who registers them each morning and afternoon. 8 lessons per day are split across core, creative and technological subjects, as well as time being made on the timetable for a more therapeutic and reflective form of study in Self-Science and our Learning Lodge outdoor provision in a woodland setting.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)

Key Stage 4 comprises of option subjects being taught in the afternoons and core subjects and Self-Science being delivered in the morning. Our learners can choose from a broad range of subjects for their KS4 studies and we are able to offer a flexible array of qualification types and levels, ranging from Entry Level courses to GCSE full courses. 

Sixth Form (Post-16 Years 12-14)

Sixth Form studies with West Heath School are predominantly delivered offsite via one of our external partners, facilitated by West Heath staff. Most students will at Sixth Form level, begin their reintegration into mainstream settings, supported by our experienced staff. The majority of our students will choose a local partner FE college where we have a staffed base room and can support the students with their pastoral and academic needs in between their timetabled lessons and seminars.