Class 9 is a KS4 class with a very busy and dedicated team, led by our teacher Beccy Daber. We work very closely with a range of professionals including Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists who support our students by setting them individualised targets that meet their specific needs. Class 9 have developed close relationships with their peers and adults, and with the wider school community. They strive to try the very best in everything they do and as a team we are immensely proud of them.
The emphasis of the Key Stage 4 curriculum is to widen the range of experiences that the pupils receive and hence to broaden their learning. This is facilitated through a wide range of curriculum opportunities taught through a personalised learning program and Asdan accredited modules. Where appropriate, we follow a thematic approach to the National Curriculum allowing our learners to access all core subjects. We work closely with outside agencies and parents/carers to set appropriate IEP targets which focus on each individual’s needs. In Key Stage 4 a large part of our learning is focused on functional and life skills, recognising the importance for our students in preparing them for later life. Independence is a key theme: we concentrate on looking after ourselves and others, cooking and preparation, healthy living and work related learning (which includes weekly college visits). Links into the community are made wherever appropriate to each module, this also includes using community facilities.
Curnow consists of a wide variety of learning environments that provide quality spaces that enable our pupil’s to learn in a range of ways. Upper school has recently been refurbished and now boasts an outdoor football area and a multi-sensory play equipment area. Many of our students have sensory processing issues and the equipment is designed to meet both their physical and sensory needs. We have a garden area which allows us to grow some of the foods that we use in our cooking preparation modules. As well as areas designed for 1:1 learning we also have the hydro pool, a newly designed gym, the creative learning zone and teaching kitchens.