The aim of The Education Centre is to enable every student to discover and develop their own strengths in order, to achieve academically, socially and Emotionally within the school setting and beyond, while developing the self-belief and confidence which will prepare them for adulthood.
We strive to provide teaching of the highest standard to support intellectual curiosity and initiative such that students approach their learning with confidence and enthusiasm.
We offer a broad balanced curriculum which enables students to develop their interests, abilities, ambitions and the confidence to undertake new challenges.
The curriculum is reviewed regularly with regards to statutory requirements, changes to the National Curriculum and the needs of all students.
The Principal, Governor and Proprietor work closely to provide curriculum provision, and any resources required to assist its development.
Teaching takes place in specific subject areas. To further enhance learning within The Education Centre there are additional Numeracy and Literacy support rooms, ICT suite, Art/Craft/Vocational and Woodland Workshops. Numerous educational, recreational and Enrichment trips/visits also provide excellent opportunities for our pupils.
The curriculum is enhanced through student participation in a range of activities which seek to broaden and enrich the curriculum, for example, The Woodland Workshop, Vocational courses which include Carpentry, Joinery, Painting, Bricklaying, Home cooking Skills, Art and varied handicrafts.
- Develop lively, imaginative and enquiring minds
- Acquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life and a world of rapid and continuous technological change (Preparation for Adulthood PFA).
- Have sound numeracy and literacy skills
- Develop personal and moral values, respect for shared values and for other cultures, religions and ways of life
- Develop an understanding of the world in which they live
- Appreciate human achievements and aspirations
- Take their place in society as informed, confident and responsible citizens
- Deliver the current and future statutory requirements
- Be broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated
- Enable pupils to fulfil their potential
- Prepare pupils to make informed and appropriate choices post 16
- Meet the needs of the full range of abilities within the school
- Ensure continuity and progression within the school and between phases of education
- Foster teaching styles which will offer and encourage a variety of relevant learning opportunities
- Encourage a respect for the school and its environment so that learning is a positive and pleasurable experience for all
- Help pupils develop lively, enquiring minds, an ability to question and argue rationally and an ability to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills
- Help pupils acquire understanding, knowledge and key skills relevant to school, adult life and employment in a fast-changing world
- Help pupils to use language and number effectively
- Help pupils develop personal moral values, respect for religious values and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life
- Help pupils understand the world in which they live
- Help pupils to appreciate human achievements and aspirations
The School, therefore, will endeavour to provide a rich environment in which young people of all abilities are able to develop the skills and attitudes which will facilitate lifelong learning and sustained personal development.