The Russett School Curriculum
The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning, personal growth, development and independence. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the wealth of other activities organised by the academy which promote learning, for example, educational visits and enrichment opportunities.
Our bespoke curriculum has been designed to:
- Provide outstanding educational opportunities and experiences to our pupils through offering a curriculum that is broad, varied, relevant and interesting.
- Prepare our pupils/students for their next stage of development and their transition into adulthood.
- Ensure that no young person leaves the academy without being able to communicate and be understood.
- Promote independence to support pupil’s lives in the communities in which they live.
At the Russett School pupils engage in subject specific learning and follow a curriculum that is based on the National Curriculum, modified to meet their unique needs through careful differentiation. We believe that the National Curriculum provides the basis for a curriculum which is broad, balanced and relevant to our pupils providing them with a full range of opportunities to fulfil their potential.
Whilst pupils engage in subject specific learning, throughout all learning opportunities, we prioritise the development of key skills and attributes which pupils will need to be successful in their next stages of education and beyond into adulthood. These are:
- Numeracy and Money
- Personal, Social and Health
All curriculum opportunities are also designed to be hands on, cater for a variety of learning needs and styles and support pupils to meet the outcomes of their individual Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP).
Further information about the Intent, Implementation and Impact of our curriculum please see our single page documents.
Different subjects are taught dependent on each Key Stage. To view detailed overviews of each subject within our curriculum, please see our Curriculum Subject Manuals page of the website.