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Curriculum Outline

Pupils at Clarendon follow a differentiated curriculum based on the National Curriculum.

Pupils develop their Maths and Literacy skills through direct teaching and real life experiences. The school follows the letters and sounds phonic programme enhanced by cued articulation. Reading schemes are used including: Oxford Reading Tree, Zoom and Rapid Readers

Our curriculum has a strong focus on Life Skills, such as cooking, shopping and travel. Please see our life skills curriculum document.

Pupils follow personalized learning programmes to incorporate their Speech and language, OT and physiotherapy requirements.

Pupils have opportunities to go horse riding, swimming and to attend Forest school during their time in the Primary department.

Primary pupils have an active start every morning for 20 minutes as many will have been sitting on a bus for an hour prior to arriving at school. During this time, children are actively involved in PE activities and also outdoor play to help develop their social and play skills. This is followed by a 20 minute ‘breakfast time’. Pupils can eat toast and fruit in small groups with an adult who they can talk to about any concerns they have. This nurturing approach is an integral part of ensuring that pupils’ mental health and wellbeing is supported in school. Following this nurture time, all Primary pupils come together for an assembly which includes singing, learning Makaton signs, PSHE and brain gym.

At 9.45 all Primary pupils are ready to work hard in their classes. There is an active playtime with trikes and games available from 11-11.15. Pupils return to work from 11.15-12.30.

Lunch is from 12.30-1.30. 30 minutes of this is playtime, when pupils will again be encouraged to engage in active play and activities, led by teachers, support staff and a dedicated play leader.

The afternoon session runs from 1.30-3pm.

In total, this provides 20 hours of classroom based teaching time each week throughout the primary years, with a further 8 hours and 20 minutes each week of time for developing social skills, physical fitness and life skills.

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Secondary Curriculum

Students at Clarendon Secondary Centre follow a broad and balanced curriculum, including the subjects of English, Maths and Science; Religious Education in both Key Stages and Sex and Relationships Education in accordance with government guidelines. A wide range of other traditional subjects and topics are incorporated into the Key Sage 3 curriculum and a range of accredited courses run in Key Stage 4.

The secondary curriculum is reviewed regularly to accommodate the changing needs of our students and to ensure that it remains broad, balanced and relevant to the needs of young people with Moderate Learning Difficulties.

The curriculum is delivered using the Primary Model, where students stay in their own small classes and the majority of the curriculum is delivered by the class teacher. Through this approach, the class teacher develops a detailed knowledge of the learning needs of each student and is able to deliver an appropriately differentiated curriculum in small steps that is tailored to meet the targets set out in each child’s Education Health Care Plan.

The secondary curriculum focuses on skills. Our approach blends academic, daily living, personal/social, and occupational skills into integrated lessons designed to help pupils develop the ability and knowledge to function independently in society.  Throughout Key Stage 3 and Key stage 4 we focus on Life Skills, and in Key Stage 4 we introduce a focus on skills for learning and employment.

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 Year 11

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ACCREDITED COURSES OFFERED BY CLARENDON

LIFE SKILLS CURRICULUM