Key Stage 4

In KS4 pupils 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 pupils 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.

Pupils in KS4 begin to learn and apply life skills which will support them once they enter KS5. These include basic cooking, travelling safely and learning about healthy lifestyles. KS4 pupils have the opportunity to try new skills and develop existing ones in lessons such as Woodwork, Food Technology and Sports.