Throughout the key stage 3 nurture provision, all staff aim to provide a safe and supporting environment where students are given the necessary skills in order to be successful in life and become responsible citizens.
Embedded in the nurture curriculum are the themes of friendship, emotional intelligence, empathy, resilience, identity and self-awareness. Each student’s provision is bespoke to their needs; working alongside their targets to aid their personal development. Through our small group setting, the students build confidence and relationships to reignite their passion for learning and reach their full potential.
In Maths, as much as possible, we aim to make progress towards the aims of the national curriculum. We want students to be inspired and enjoy Maths. We offer students practical applications of Maths and build their ability to problem solve in order to increase the chance of greater success in employment and in the wider world.
In literacy sessions as much as possible, we aim to make progress towards the aims of the national curriculum. We encourage students to become confident in communicating in a variety of ways, whether it be written or verbal. We want students to be confident and able in reading and writing so that this does not become a barrier for future progression. Written and spoken communication is embedded across all aspects of the curriculum, not just simply the literacy sessions.
Students study Art and Design, PE and Design and Technology (food and construction), which provide opportunities for students to practice the aims of the National Curriculum programme of study for these subjects with a “stage not age approach” and a priority focus on developing their practical skills. For example, being physically active, producing creative work and learning how to cook. Science and STEM are also interwoven into the curriculum. For example, the digestive system and designing new sources of renewable energy. These practical and vocational aspects to the curriculum, coupled with the outdoor education curriculum, help to engage students and further develop skills such as communication, confidence, managing feelings, reliability, working with others and goal setting.