Students following the Pioneers’ Pathway will be working within National Curriculum levels. We recognise that although these students are able to engage in subject based learning and to make linear progress, they will still have significant difficulties with developing the key skills that will enable them to function independently as adults. We are therefore implementing a formal curriculum, based on National Curriculum subject based learning that emphasises communication, life skills, independence, health and well-being and functional skills.
Learning will be organised into traditional subject areas:
Personal, Social and Health Education
Art and Design
Modern Foreign Languages
Students following the Pioneers’ Pathway may be included in our satellite provisions at Garlinge Primary School or Hartsdown Secondary School.
Students in Sixth Form may attend East Kent College to complete ICT accreditation.
Depending on the needs of the individual student, they make take some of the following accreditation.
ICT Entry Level 1-3
NCFE Entry Level Craft
Duke of Edinburgh - Bronze, Silver and Gold
Forest School Level 1
NCFE EL Personal and Social Development
Btech Basic Cooking Level 1
Supported Internship or Work Experience
ASDAN – Personal Progress Entry Level 1
Pearson PE Entry Level 1-3
Pearson Maths and English Functional skills EL1-3
IT Entry Level 1-3 (at college)
Students will have a range of opportunities to prepare them for the world of work. These experiences will be personalised to meet the needs and interests of individual students.
These experiences may include:
Work experience at “Tuck by Truck”
Experience of horticulture at the allotment
Experience of work in retail
Experience of work in catering and hospitality
Experience of office work.
We will use a basket of indicators to tell the full story of each student’s unique learning journey.
Progress towards EHCP goals
Progress towards therapy goals
Progress meetings in terms 2 and 4
Progress captured on Evidence for Learning in Learning Journals
Linear progress within the National Curriculum captured on Evidence for Learning.
Behaviour Support Plans/Data
Feedback from work experience or supported internship