All of our pupils have very individual educational needs. Some have missed large parts of their previous education whilst other pupils face specific learning challenges. All need a consistent approach and a stimulating delivery of a broad and balanced National Curriculum.
All pupils have a full time timetable
Kirby Moor School promotes a supportive and nurturing environment in which pupil’s are taught in small groups designed to meet their ability and needs.
We teach the National Curriculum objectives to those pupils who are in Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3, also to any pupils who are older but still need that solid basis in curriculum understanding. Pupils who are in KS4 are taught through a variety of accreditation schemes of work.
The school leaders have devised a Curriculum Map which ensures the subjects of the National Curriculum are broken down in into specific year group expectations and then into themes to be taught over the 6 half terms of the academic year.
The map cover pupils learning ability ranging from Reception to year 9. This carefully considered map means that the teaching and learning for every subject is carefully matched to the level each pupil is working at. They may be at different levels in different subject areas and they may have significant gaps which we may need to address before they move on to the higher level concepts. This ensures firm foundations of learning
The sequencing of learning ensures that knowledge is secure before being built upon. We can accelerate learning in a specific topic if a child has in-depth knowledge and understanding so academic year group does not limit learning the subject plan from the year above can be accessed, the beauty of the whole school studying the same theme together.
Ongoing academic and pastoral support is given by a Teachers, Higher Level Teaching Assistants and Learning Support Assistants. In the classroom we aim to develop academic understanding, resilience, self-esteem and emotional literacy.
The Staff are experienced in working with pupils who have encountered negative experiences at previous educational settings. Learning experiences are reinforced across subject areas and related to real life situations for a pupil to understand the importance, meaning and effect this will have on their future life. Our drive for inclusion seeks to increase pupil participation and remove barriers to learning. It is important that we instil a sense of pride and belonging for every young person to encourage a positive experience in education and give them aspirations and goals to achieve both now and in the future.
We plan many learning experiences out of the classroom to enhance the in classroom learning.
Please find below the Curriculum Plans for each Year Group for this Academic year 2020-21.
- Maths Plan 2020-21
- English Plan 2020-21
- Science Plan 2020-21
- History Plan 2020-21
- Computer Science Plan 2020-21.docx
- Geography Plan 2020-21
- Art Plan 2020-21
- PE Plan 2020-21
Please read this link for information on Physical Education (PE) at Kirby Moor School, including safety, kit needed and frequency/duration of PE lessons:
Pupils at Key Stage 4 can study the full national curriculum or a range of subjects depending on their academic ability, interests and emotional intelligence. Pupils and students within Key Stage 4 curriculum study for accreditation in: GCSE or equivalents, Entry Level Certificates, Functional Skills, AQA Units of Accreditation and ASDAN courses, and Cambridge National Awards or certificates. Many of the KS4 pupils begin to work with local colleges or in work experience situations which help prepare them for their future independent lives
“By the end of Key Stage 4, pupils are prepared well for the next stage in their education.”