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Curriculum

 

Curriculum Intent

The intent of the curriculum varies across the different sites within the school but follows the same principal at it’s core; to support Young People to prepare for the successful transition to the next stage of their life. Every Young Person is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community.

Site Specific Intent

Becton Centre – The curriculum is designed to support Young People aged 8-18 who are inpatients at Sheffield Children’s Hospital for their Mental Health. We also provide the education at Amber Lodge, an outpatient assessment unit. The intent of the curriculum is to provide a board and balanced curriculum, delivered in a therapeutic manner, to support with the recovery of our Young People. The routines of education are an important part of the recovery of the Young People who are admitted to Becton. We aim to provide a nurturing, bespoke, pathway for our Young People. Upon admission, liaison is done with the pupil’s main educational provider to ensure that we support the Young Person in the most effective way possible. The curriculum offer, as far as possible, mirrors that of a mainstream school with the addition of therapeutic sessions with Occupational Therapy, for example. School Staff Liaise with the Young Person’s main education placement to provide assessment information (which can support with EHCP applications for example). If a Young Person is an in-patient during a formal examination period, then we can host their exam and support their main school in setting this up. For more information please visit the Becton Centre section.

Kenwood Centre – The curriculum is designed to support Young People in both their academic, and non-academic, development. Our Young People have an EHCP and a diagnosis of ASD along with a Mental Health difficultly. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum at KS3 which provides first hand learning experiences, build their resilience and also develop life skills to support independence. At KS4 and KS5 pathways are more bespoke. We offer GCSE qualifications as well as Entry Level Awards in-house and also work with external providers (where appropriate) in order to build a pathway for each Young Person which suits their individual needs. Life skills and resilience work is offered at every Key Stage. Our Curriculum is designed to equip our Young People with the skills that they need to contribute positively to their community and be able to live independent, successful and happy lives. For more information please visit the Kenwood Centre section.

Moncrieffe Centre – We are the only Sheffield City Council provision for meeting the requirements of ‘Ensuring a good education for children who cannot attend schools because of health needs’ (DFE May 2013) The curriculum is designed to work on both an Out-Reach and In-Reach basis. Our Out-Reach Young People (Y1-11) receive teaching combined with Learning Mentor support (dependent upon Individual need) in the home to support the transition back to education. This support is for 1 hour per day and we focus on English, Maths and Science. Our In-Reach Young People come into our Centre (Y7-11) and we offer between 1 and 3 hours per day depending on year group and need. We focus on English, Maths and Science as well as Resilience. Some pupils also are offered Art or Health and Social Care. Similarly, to Becton, If our Y11 Young People are being supported during the formal examination period then we can host their exam and support their main school in setting this up. For more information please visit the Moncrieffe Centre section.

Sheffield Children’s Hospital - Teaching is offered to all school age children from EYFS through to Y11 who are in hospital for more than three days. Readmitted children are offered teaching from day one. Lengths of stay vary from a few days to up to a year or longer in some cases. The intent of the curriculum is to support Young People to continue their education whilst an In-Patient at the Acute Site so that they do not fall behind and are able to successfully re-integrate into their main school. Teaching covers all subjects. Similarly, to Becton and Moncrieffe, If our Y11 Young People are being supported during the formal examination period then we can host their exam and support their main school in setting this up. For more information please visit the Sheffield Childrens' Hospital section.