The social curriculum is designed to help our pupils understand themselves within the context of their family, school friends and others.
Many of our young people struggle to understand friendships, social expectations and relationships.
We provide a safe and nurturing environment in which there are opportunities to practice strategies to overcome the barriers in front of us and enable us to fulfil our potential.
Examples of emotional and social curriculum opportunities include:
- Circle Times – taking turns, contributing to school life, respecting other opinions, reflecting on successes or when things didn’t go as we might like
- Mealtimes – queuing up, making choices, managing when it’s not your favourite food
- Breaktimes – managing unstructured times (albeit with staff in close attendance)
- Electives – opportunities to learn new skills, get additional qualifications and experience new things with other young people under the guidance of staff or external providers.
- Visits and trips – to reintegrate into our communities and be able to practice strategies to help us be successful in unfamiliar places.
- Residence – a great opportunity to spend time with other young people, have new experiences and practice independent living skills.
Examples of Electives offered include:
- Life skills
- Personal training
- Crest science Award
- Forest school
- Car/bike maintenance
- Maths puzzles
- Fuze (Computer games design)
- Carpentry and plumbing
- Hair and Beauty
- Rock climbing
- Modelling club
- Golf club
- Water sports activities
Electives are offered at the following times for different year groups:
|Key stage 2 and year 7:
||Every afternoon following Circle Time
|Years 8 & 9:
||Tuesday to Thursday – Lesson 5 (1.40 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.)
Friday afternoon after Circle Time
|Years 10 & 11:
||Friday afternoon after Circle Time
“Reducing barriers to increase horizons”