Riverside Bridge School Curriculum Statement
Principles upon which the curriculum is based
The curriculum at Riverside Bridge School offers pupils curriculum experiences that are broad, balanced, relevant, differentiated and progressive and which promote the spiritual, intellectual, personal, social and physical development of all our pupils. Accommodating the educational needs of all its pupils and enabling pupils to acquire the knowledge, concepts, skills and values that are relevant to their present and future lives is core to the school culture, management, organisation, curriculum content and approaches to teaching and learning.
The pupils at Riverside Bridge School are not a homogeneous group, and even those of the same apparent developmental age may not progress though the stages of development at the same rate but our aim is to provide all pupils with relevant and appropriately challenging targets and work at each stage of their development.
The curriculum model for Riverside Bridge School is distinctive in offering three clear pathways, differentiated by the teaching and learning requirements of each of our pupil groups. We believe our three distinct and differentiated pathways offer the best way for:
• achievement to be maximised;
• each pupil to have a personalised curriculum appropriate to their needs;
• teachers to deliver lessons at an appropriate pace;
• expectations and targets to be set and reinforced;
• pupils to be challenged and supported at the right level;
• a positive learning environment to be nurtured and maintained;
• pupils to develop confidence and self-esteem through appropriately differentiated pastoral programmes.
Pupils will be helped to build upon their learning and gradually develop as more independent learners. The atmosphere will be one of supportive collaboration where pupils feel that their needs are being effectively met and all are making progresss together. The key character traits of confidence and resilience will be developed through the differentiated approaches to teaching and learning.
Communication and speaking and listening skills will be continually practised with regular opportunities for individual and focussed group work. The Speech and Language Therapy Service will be integral in delivering support which ensures progression for all pupils in the school.
All pupils will benefit from following a curriculum tailored to their needs with the expectation that the quality of learning and progress for the majority will exceed expectations relative to National Data sets.
View the full Curriculum Plan Here