Key Stage 3

Pupils in KS3 are taught by specialised Pathway 1 teachers in a class based model.  This model means that pupils are taught by their form tutor for the majority of the school day. 

Pupils have access to subject specific lessons including English, Maths, Science, ICT, Art and Performing Arts.  Reading and writing is taught according to the pupils' needs. Some follow the Read, Write Inc programme and others follow adapted versions including Jolly Phonics and multi sensory sounds.  Other subjects are taught through Theme learning in a cross curricular holistic style (PSHCE, technology, RE, History, Geography).

Developing pupils' speech and language is a key area. Teachers within Pathway 1 have had tailored training to support pupils in developing their speech and language.  The teachers in Pathway 1 also work closely with the therapy team ensuring that the sensory, physical and emotional needs are met.  

The Key Stage 3 - Pathway One - Matrix is attached below.