OPEN MORNING

Our next parents’ open morning will be held on Monday 7 February at 9.30am.  Please contact khayward@linksec.org.uk to book your place.      In order to limit numbers visiting the school, we would ask that only one person per household attends.

Our Approach

Our curriculum is underpinned by our school vision; for all students to leave The Link with developed wellbeing, independence, communication and achievement. All students are placed in the groups which are best equipped to support their needs and maximise their potential. At key stage 3 we have two class-based groups which have half of their lessons with their tutor and at key stage 4 and 5 all students move to different groups for different subjects depending on the level of support they require.

Our students study a formal curriculum of core and non-core subjects as well as having Access lessons which are therapist-led and focus on developing skills for learning and for life.

Additionally to our formal curriculum, our students also work on our Link Priorities. These are a list of 20 key skills which have been identified by way of a whole school student audit of barriers to learning. All staff take shared responsibility for teaching and developing these skills at all times both within the classroom and without.

Our formal curriculum is assessed against a framework called The Link Steps and our Link Priorities are assessed via careful observation and discussion in class teams.

All students also access some form of intervention offer which helps to underpin their learning and continue to prepare them for life after The Link.

See below our curriculum documents for further information on how the curriculum is delivered across Key Stage groups.

Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Delivery across Key Stage Groups

Curriculum Booklet

Curriculum Policy

Teaching and Learning Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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