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Phase 4 – Main site

Brook Curriculum

  • Pupils follow the Brook pathway framework, which incorporates communication; cognition; personal, social and emotional wellbeing (PSEW); environment control technology (ECT) and; physical motor skills (fine and gross).
  • 6th Form pupils work on functional skills
  • Pupils follow sensory curriculum that is threaded throughout the school
  • Pupils have access to PE through rebound Therapy and Aqua-learn
  • Pupils follow an individual learning plan to ensure highly personalised work plans
  • Pupils are encouraged to take part in work related tasks
  • Pupils follow ASDAN Personal Progress Modules in line with the 5 year rolling programme

diagram detailing curriculum offer

  • Pre Sixth Form pupils follow the KSENT guidelines for Maths and English. Year 12+ Pupils follow IMPACTS
  • All students have a personalised curriculum delivered via their Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
  • Independence and functional life skills focused on heavily throughout the day utilising learning opportunities such as personal care, hand washing, shopping, making choices, showing preferences and accessing community provisions.
  • Work-based learning opportunities are accessed for Year 10+ Students (Bore Place)
  • Pupils follow ASDAN Personal Progress Modules in line with the 5 year rolling programme. A minimum of 2 modules per year. A minimum of 1 Work Related Learning within the time in Phase 4.
  • Pupils follow a transdisciplinary theme-based curriculum
  • Pupils follow a functional curriculum with an emphasis on life skills, personal care and being out in the community
  • Pupils follow ASDAN Personal Progress Modules in line with the 5 year rolling programme. A minimum of 2 modules per year. minimum of 1 Work Related Learning within the time in Phase.
  • Subjects covered are: English, Maths, PSHE, PE and Team Enterprise (A pupil led company making products and selling to the community/ school)
  • Specialist Teachers deliver Music, Arts, Dance, Science and P.E
  • Pupils take part in work-related learning at Bore Place

Milestone at Wilmington

River – ASD/SLD (K6 – K9)

  • Pupils work towards ASDAN Personal Progress, which is a 5 year programme
  • This covers 3 units per year and includes 1 core subject
  • Maths and English is planned through IMPACTS and targets are set from this.
  • The strands are cognition and learning, communication and interaction
  • Pupils choose an individual (accredited) vocational study programme, such as Sport and Healthy Living, Arts Award, Travel and Tourism and Construction, alongside work-related learning (work experience)

Waterfall – ASD/ Complex Needs (HAP) (NC 1 – NC3)

  • Pupils follow a 3 year rolling programme using the ASDAN Personal and Social Development. This covers 2 units per year
  • Pupils follow a functional curriculum for Maths, English and Computing Skills
  • Pupils are able to take Edexcel exams working between Entry Level 1 and Level 2 (GCSE)
  • Maths and English follow targets from functional skills and exams can be taken in maths, reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Targets are also taken from Pupil Asset as well as the functional skills
  • Pupils choose an individual (accredited) vocational study programme, such as Sport and Healthy Living, Arts Award, Travel and Tourism and Construction, alongside work-related learning (work experience), including Employability
  • Two-three Year 14 students have the opportunity to undertake a Supported Internship annually

14-19 Accreditations

Core subjects and exams

  • Functional Skills – Maths and English
  • Consolidated learning and ICT through both on site and offsite activities
  • Progress assessed against FS and IMPACTS.
  • Exams, recognised as entry requirement for College, are offered at entry level 1 to 3, level 1 and 2 in all three subjects

Accreditations on offer to our students include GCSE (where appropriate), Level, Entry Level and Personal Progress.  A range of vocational accreditations are offered through our options. Curriculum and accreditation pathways are tailored to the individual needs of our students; therefore, timeframes for courses may differ for students. Although there is an outline of qualifications and accreditation for students in KS4 and Post 16, there is the flexibility for students to continue with their KS4 accreditation when they are in Post 16.

Maths

  • Pearson Edexcel – Functional Skills
  • ASDAN Personal Progress (PP)
  • ASDAN PSD
  • Entry Level 1-3, Level 1-2
  • Pre & Entry Level 1
  • Entry Level 1-3

English

  • Pearson Edexcel – Functional Skills
  • ASDAN Personal Progress (PP)
  • ASDAN PSD
  • Entry Level 1-3, Level 1-2
  • Pre & Entry Level 1
  • Entry Level 1-3

ICT

  • Pearson Edexcel – Functional Skills
  • ASDAN Personal Progress (PP)
  • ASDAN PSD
  • Entry Level 1-3, Level 1-2
  • Pre & Entry Level 1
  • Entry Level 1-3

Life skills

  • ASDAN Personal Progress (Award, Certificate)
  • ASDAN Personal and Social Development (PSD) (Award, Certificate)
  • Pre & Entry Level 1
  • Entry Level 1-3 and Level 1-2

Work-related learning & careers

  • Ascentis – Employability and Work Skills
  • ASDAN Personal Progress (Award, Certificate)
  • ASDAN Personal and Social Development (PSD) (Award, Certificate)
  • Entry level, 1-3, Level 1-2
  • Pre & Entry Level 1
  • Entry Level 1-3

Vocational accreditations

  • Ascentis – Skills for Employment in the Construction Industry
  • Pearson Edexcel – Land-Based Studies
  • Pearson Edexcel – Travel and Tourism
  • WJEC – Healthy Living and Fitness
  • Trinity – Arts Award
  • Entry Level 1-3, Level 1-2

ASDAN Personal Progress (PP) and Personal and Social Development (PSD) Qualifications

ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) is an awarding organisation providing flexible and engaging programmes and qualifications that help young people develop skills for learning, work and life. ASDAN qualifications set out below are externally assessed through a portfolio of evidence.

The ASDAN Personal Progress (PP) Entry Level Qualifications have been developed so that the learner working between K Levels 1-8 and Entry 1 have their achievements recognised within a qualification framework. The Personal Progress qualifications span a wide range of achievement from the ability to encounter experiences to the ability to apply basic skills, knowledge and understanding to a range of familiar experiences. Students studying Personal Progress can progress within the qualification working towards an Award, a Certificate or Diploma; expanding their knowledge and skills through the broad range of Life skills, Maths and English related units. When students’ knowledge and understanding has advanced beyond Personal Progress, they can progress onto the Personal and Social Development Qualification. This progression can occur at any appropriate time during the course, there is no requirement to complete a diploma before moving on.

The ASDAN Personal and Social Development qualifications are available at 5 levels: Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, and Level 1 and 2. Students can develop their skills within a level, working towards an Award and then Certificate qualification, or progress to the next Entry level of learning. Different learners will have different starting points; the individual needs of the students will determine their rate of progress towards key objectives and successful completion of the qualification. There is no requirement for students to complete a full Certificate at one level before being able to progress onto the next. Students will move to the next level when it is evident through moderation and assessment that they have mastered and can apply the skills learned at their current level of work.

ASDAN accreditation diagram

Year 1

  • Early Maths – Sequencing and Sorting

Year 2

  • Early Maths – Measure

Year 3

  • Early Maths – Recognising Time

Year 4

  • Early Maths – Developing Number Skills

Year 5

  • Early Maths – Position

Year 1

  • PD – Using interpersonal Skills to contribute to positive relationships

Year 2

  • PD – Engaging in new creative activities

Year 3

  • PD – Dealing with problems
  • DW4W – Health & Safety

Year 4

  • Developing communication skills

Year 5

  • DS4W – Following instructions

Year 1

  • Engaging with the World around you – Therapies

Year 2

  • Engaging with the World around you – People

Year 3

  • Engaging with the World around you – Events

Year 4

  • Engaging with the World around you – Objects

Year 5

  • Engaging with the World around you – Technology
Year 1

  • DW4W – Growing and caring for plants

Year 2

  • Dw4W – Looking and acting the plant

Year 3

  • Developing community participation skills: Getting out and about

Year 4

  • Dw4W: Following instructions

Year 5

  • Participate in a mini enterprise project
Year 1

  • D.I.L.S – Looking after your home

Year 2

  • D.I.L.S – Being healthy

Year 3

  • D.I.L.S – Looking after and caring for animals

Year 4

  • D.I.L.S – Having your say

Year 5

  • D.I.L.S – Keeping Safe

Year 1

  • Developing community participation skills – Getting out and about

Year 2

  • Travel within the community – Going places

Year 3

  • Encountering experiences – being part of things

Year 4

  • Taking part in daily routines

Year 5

  • Getting on with other people

World of Work

Students receive a comprehensive careers education programme which is within the curriculum and following the Gatsby Benchmarks. We aim to offer a bespoke curriculum so that all students can access the different vocational courses if there is a specific interest. This may lead to vocational qualifications. Where appropriate supported internships (for pupils in Year 14) and work experience are available for pupils.  These placements are wide ranging, where possible incorporate direct areas of interest and have included Bore Place, “Tuck by Truck”, Billings, Oxfam, Poundland, Cucina Kitchens, Hairdressers and Leisure Centres.

The aims are to further develop an understanding of their own skills and qualities as well as those required for different jobs. Students learn about job specific skills, health and safety, communication within the workplace (formal and informal), problem solving, and generic work skills such as workplace safety and timekeeping.  

14-19 Options

Phase 4 Pupils have the option of Accredited learning (where appropriate). This programme aims to provide our students with opportunities to explore a range of vocational areas and to support them to further develop their skills, interests, aspirations and voice. As well as learning course specific skills, work related learning and problem solving skills are also embedded. Courses are either accredited through Entry Level Qualifications, Personal Progress or Personal and Social Development Qualification.

Accredited Learning

  • Travel and tourism
  • Healthy living and fitness
  • Construction and land-based studies
  • Arts award

Example of weekly timetable – Key Stage 4 – Satellite provision

Monday – Work-related (accredited) learning and travel training

Tuesday – Work related vocational accreditations

Wednesday – Work-related (accredited) learning and travel training

Thursday – FS maths, English and ICT

Friday – Recreation and PHSE

Monday – Living skills, travel training and PP

Tuesday – Work related vocational accreditations

Wednesday – Living skills, travel training and PP

Thursday –IMPACTS maths, English and ICT

Friday – Recreation and PHSE