The curriculum at Redwood is highly personalised to develop the whole child. It will enable them to be active citizens who are prepared for their future lives.
The curriculum at Redwood Park Academy is broad and ambitious. It has been developed from a foundation in the National Curriculum and is enhanced and structured so that it will embed knowledge, expand community and cultural opportunities whilst compensating for the disadvantages that the pupils experience, as outlined in their EHCPs.
Pupils receive core curriculum opportunities in Maths and English daily and have chances to apply this learning in other areas of the curriculum. Pupils also receive discreet HRE, PE/swimming, outdoor education (including Forest School) and music sessions. Other subjects are used as the context in which pupils develop their skills for life, using their EHCP targets as a guide.
The curriculum is designed to provide pupils with a wide variety of experiences that develop social communication, confidence, resilience, and independence promoting a lifelong love of learning. The curriculum has been carefully designed based on the unique vision for the pupils of the school, which has been constructed in collaboration with all staff. Pupils have a ‘Stunning Start’ and ‘Fantastic Finish’ to each termly topic and Enterprise, offsite visits and links with the community are strongly encouraged.
In addition, our pupils receive regular opportunities for learning outside, including kayaking, using climbing wall facilities, doing archery and Forest and Beach School. Subject development plans have been authored by teams of teaching staff and they have articulated the intentions for the subject to ensure that the delivery is relevant, sequential and progressive. Teachers and teaching assistants have together planned the curriculum topics, providing a basis for a wide variety of cultural experiences in school and within the community.
These long-term learning journeys are thematic in their approach which ensures pupils receive a broad, balanced context in which to develop their EHCP skills.
Please read the documents outlining our implementation of the curriculum and its impact in order to gain a complete overview of learning at Redwood Park.
If you would like to discuss the curriculum further, please contact the school admin office on 02392 377500.
- Careers Education and Guidance Policy
- Curriculum Impact
- Curriculum Implementation
- English Policy Updated January 2021
- Remote Learning Plan