A great curriculum responds to the needs of individuals and enables them to flourish academically, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally.
At Hazelbeck we deliver an exciting curriculum which encourages students to develop independence, life and leadership skills, both in and out of school. It is personalised to each individual student and it acknowledges their growing maturity as they progress through the school.
Our curriculum is designed to allow our students to enjoy, learn and succeed. We support our students to gain the knowledge and skills needed to be independent, safe and resilient in their future life. We aim, for every young person to grow in self-belief and confidence so that they become confident communicators, knowledgeable learners, can contribute to their community and are future ready. We have a broad and ambitious curriculum which has carefully selected content (adapted from the National Curriculum and preparation for adulthood outcomes) and provides the essential knowledge and skills (both academic, social, emotional and life skills) needed to be successful in their future destinations. We celebrate the fact that what this looks like for each young person will be different and personalise the curriculum through an in-depth pupil profile which identifies strengths and needs. From this information we create ambitious individual ECHP outcomes and intentions (next steps) to overcome barriers and achieve their ambitions.
In the 6th form, the curriculum is designed to give our young people an increasing focus on preparation for adulthood and careers, as appropriate to their aspirations and future destinations. Encounters with other care providers, work experience, taster courses at college, vocational profiles, bespoke groupings across classes, and strong relationships with families and services, all work together to ensure our young adults have a smooth transition into their chosen future.
Each curriculum area is revisited numerous times throughout a student's time in school, allowing them to continue to build the knowledge and skills that they need to succeed in future destinations. Subject topics are sequenced to build on students’ knowledge and ability to apply skills. Classroom environments are organised to meet the needs of students and students access a range of specialist spaces within school (e.g. hydrotherapy, swimming, rebound, sensory integration, cooking room and art room). Learning is delivered through a range of whole class, small group and individual learning activities depending on the needs of the student. We ensure a balance of focused ‘taught’ sessions and more open, student led activities (continuous provision/application of skills). Learning how to apply knowledge and skills to real life situations to ensure meaningful and active processing is a key part of curriculum delivery. Regular retrieval of information is built into planning to improve memory and recall. Students work on their individual intentions throughout the day in different contexts to strengthen memory through repetition and generalisation. Students work on a range of accreditation from the time they join the school until they leave. During a student's time in school they have the opportunity to access a range of experiences which enhance their education both in the local community and further afield.
Students will leave knowing what success feels like, being confident, independent, inspired and know how to keep safe. We expect ALL learners to leave KS4 and post 19 with a range of accreditation that is appropriate to them and will support them in the future destinations. They will have the knowledge needed to ensure they are able to flourish in their future destinations.
Please see the curriculum document here and click on the links below for more information