Staff use a creative variety of approaches to aid the development of pupils’ speaking and listening skills. They are sensitive to the communication difficulties experienced by the majority of pupils. Staff ensure that individualised strategies, including signing and visual instructions, match individual needs. Ofsted Education 2016
Learning for Life
Class sizes are small with between 5 and 8 students in each of the 9 classes. , including 1 primary age class. Students are grouped according to their age and ability. Our curriculum offer is designed to meet the needs of modern British Society, providing: the language of learning through literacy; the means with which to order the world through maths; enquiry through science and the skills to participate in the world effectively through PSHE.
Students follow individualised curriculum pathways with agreed outcomes and an emphasis on preparation for life after Bladon House School.
The curriculum offer is rich. Alongside the core subjects there is the opportunity for all students to access: computing, cooking, PE, outdoor education, horticulture and land based studies. These are taught by subject specialist teachers and instructors. In addition, a range of activities are offered by external providers, both on and off - site including: music production, dance, graffiti art, adult craft classes. Art and drama therapy are also offered where appropriate. All accreditation is through AIM Awards. The Personal and Social Development qualification is achieved through completing components from a range of subjects of Maths, English, IT and PSHE, at Entry level 1 through to Level 1. All students entered last year achieved an Extended Award and are now working towards the Extended Certificate. Students accessing this pathway are also encouraged to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Students with severe leaning difficulties in key stage 3 to 5 follow the EQUALS Semi formal curriculum. This is a non subject specific curriculum which aims to develop specific area of need for individual students through personalised Learning Intentions, closely linked to their Education, Health and Care plan outcomes, focussing on the process rather than the product.
Updated February 2020
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