Welburn Hall offers a broad, balanced, relevant, coherent, progressive and differentiated curriculum.
All pupils have access to the full range of the National Curriculum and its assessment as laid down in the relevant programmes of study and guidance. Where appropriate, the curriculum has been carefully modified and highly individualised to ensure that the needs of each pupil can be met as fully as possible.
We recognise that the abilities of many of our pupils will be below or bordering that which might be assessed through the normal method of accreditation. For these pupils more appropriate courses will be followed in order to accredit their achievement. These may include ASDAN’s Youth Award Scheme, GCSE, Entry Level Certificates, National Skills Profile, and other appropriate courses.
The progress of all pupils is carefully monitored and assessed regularly by appropriate methods for each individual. Due to the small cohort size, there is no statutory requirement for the school to publish its KS2 or KS4 results, however, please speak to the Headteacher if you want more information regarding attainment.
Pupils are grouped according to age or ability into tutor groups based on the Key Stages of the National Curriculum. Pupils generally spend each morning within their tutor group, concentrating on key areas such as numeracy, literacy, science and ICT. In the afternoons, pupils learn about more ‘specialised’ areas such as history, geography and music usually delivered through a topic approach.
The school curriculum also includes Design and Technology, Food Technology, Religious Education, Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship, Sex Education at primary and secondary age, Work Experience where appropriate and Careers Education and Guidance from Y9 upwards. There is a comprehensive Life Skills programme, which includes shopping, use of public transport and services, road safety, bike / trike riding, yoga and home living skills. We have close links with other schools and can offer dual placements in order to allow pupils to follow courses that Welburn Hall does not currently offer.
Where necessary therapists work alongside teaching staff in the classroom in order to effectively deliver their programmes. There is a careful liaison and close consultation between teaching and care staff at the end and beginning of the school day for those pupils who are boarding.
Our staff are highly experienced and well-trained in innovative teaching methods which aim to get the best results and help young people enjoy their school life, flourish and reach their full potential.
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