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Curriculum

Welburn Hall offers a broad, balanced, relevant, coherent, progressive and differentiated curriculum.

Click below for our 2016 to 2018 Curriculum Maps.

School Curriculum Maps

Key Stage 2 Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Key Stage 5 (College)


Click here to read our Curriculum Statement.


All pupils have access to the full range of the National Curriculum and its assessment as laid down in the relevant programmes of study and guidance. Where appropriate, the curriculum has been carefully modified and highly individualised to ensure that the needs of each pupil can be met as fully as possible.

The school curriculum also includes the Arts (awarded Arts Mark 2014), Drama, Music, Design and Technology, Food Technology, Religious Education, Personal / Social / Health Education and Citizenship, Sex Education (at primary and secondary age), Work Experience, where appropriate,  Careers Education and Guidance from Year 9 upwards.

There is a comprehensive Life Skills programme, which includes shopping, use of public transport and services, road safety, bike / trike riding, yoga and home living skills. We have close links with other schools and can offer dual placements in order to allow pupils to follow courses that Welburn Hall does not currently offer.

The school assembly rota is developed around the values of Respect, Determination, Inspiration, Excellence, Friendship, Courage and Equality. Our Assemblies also promote British values including democracy (local, national and international), the rule of law, mutual respect, individual liberty and tolerance of different faiths and cultures. This includes national and internationally celebrated religious events and notable national days and events. Additionally, assemblies at Welburn Hall School recognise the need to respond to and discuss world events as they occur; for example, natural disasters or the outbreak of War or disease or the death of a respected person.

If you want to find out more about our curriculum, please contact your Class Teacher or the Headteacher.

 

Accreditation and Attainment

We recognise that the abilities of many of our pupils will be below or bordering that which might be assessed through the normal method of accreditation. For these pupils more appropriate courses will be followed in order to accredit their achievement. These may include ASDAN’s Personal Progress, Entry Level Certificates, and other relevant courses.  Click Here for more information.

 

Classes

Pupils are grouped according to age or ability into tutor groups based on the Key Stages of the National Curriculum.  Pupils generally spend each morning within their tutor group, concentrating on key areas such as numeracy, literacy, science and ICT. In the afternoons, pupils learn about more ‘specialised’ areas such as history, geography and music usually delivered through a topic approach.

Class sizes are small, typically 8 per grouping, with a class teacher who is supported by teaching assistants as appropriate.

Where necessary therapists work alongside teaching staff in the classroom in order to effectively deliver their programmes.

 

Education and Care Liaison

There is a careful liaison and close consultation between teaching and care staff at the end and beginning of the school day for those pupils who are boarding.

Our staff are highly experienced and well-trained in innovative teaching methods which aim to get the best results and help young people enjoy their school life, flourish and reach their full potential.

As part of our commitment to improving links between education, care and home we have a dedicated Home School Liaison co-ordinator, Cath McGill. Click Here to find out more.

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