Curriculum

Our curriculum is broadly similar to a mainstream school. Content is differentiated to meet the needs of all our students. Classes are small and always supported by a Special Support Assistant in addition to the Teacher. Our curriculum promotes the academic and encourages creativity but with appropriate levels of care and support.

At the start of every half term parents receive a Curriculum Overview which outlines the topics of study within each subject. The overview also provides a range of ideas for parents about how to support their child’s learning at home. It includes information on assessment dates, alongside a home learning booklet to develop core skills of literacy and numeracy.

All students Years 7 to 11 broadly follow the National Curriculum. We review our curriculum offer for each key stage annually to ensure effectiveness.

Key Stage 3 consists of the Year 7 and 8 classes. Key Stage 4 consists of Years 9, 10 and 11.  Students in Key Stage 4 take different qualifications depending on their pathways.

There is a lovely feeling at school, it is always very positive, warm and welcoming – Parent 

 

Latest News

Spotlight on science

Students in KS3 have been learning about animals over the last few weeks. The BIG QUESTION was ‘What habitats are there local to The Link and what do they provide for animals?’ Students had fun drawing a huge map of …

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Cross country event

Last week students and staff made their way to Beddington Park to take part in the first whole-school cross country event. Set around the pond on the northern side of the park, the course was a 1.1km loop. Students could …

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Bringing geography to life

KS3 students have been exploring current issues and geographical wonders focusing this term on weather and climate. A wide range of learning strategies were utilised to bring the subject to life. Students had opportunities to discuss, identify and compare different …

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Pathological Demand Avoidance article published

We continue to share our expertise with a worldwide audience and are pleased to let you know that a further article written by Executive Principal, Sandy Turner and Judy Turner, PDA and Outreach Teacher entitled “Building Emotional Health in Children …

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