At Woodeaton Manor School our curriculum consists of three equally important strands. These are the:

  • emotional
  • social
  • academic

The emotional curriculum is designed to help our young people understand the challenges they face. We learn about our diagnosis and how it has impacted on the way we have responded in certain situations in the past – possibly in an unhelpful and/or challenging ways. We ‘unlearn’ these and replace them with strategies that enable us to obtain more positive outcomes for us and those around us.


What can I do to make things better for everyone, including myself?

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


The academic curriculum is designed to help fill any gaps in knowledge and understanding.

We offer a range of national curriculum subjects at key stage 2 and 3 as well as a range of externally assessed subjects at key stage 4.

A range of interventions are provided to help support the learning of our pupils. These are managed by the Readiness for Learning team.

Curriculum maps for subjects in key stage 3 and 4 are provided below:


Key Stage 3 Curriculum Maps

Options at key stage 4

We aim to provide a range of option subjects at key stage 4. There are a range of courses provided at different levels in order to provide all pupils opportunities to succeed and progress.

If you wish to find out more about the courses offered at Woodeaton, parents of existing pupils should contact Mrs. Holifield. Parents of other pupils should contact the school’s reception.


Key Stage 4 Curriculum Maps

Remote education

The school’s remote learning policy is here