Students in the secondary department follow a five year Key Stage 3 / Key Stage 4 curriculum and continue to work on individual targets. They benefit from our extensive creative arts curriculum and the use of iPads in lessons to increase their access to our diverse curriculum. Students are introduced to a residential experience when they are invited to spend a week enjoying offsite pursuits in the New Forest.
Students are based in tutor groups and spend time working within these groups or in skills based groups. This allows them to access lessons targeted to their individual needs and benefit from a range of role models, thus enabling a broader learning and social experience. Students are encouraged to develop their personal skills, such as hygiene and then as they progress through the department, they develop skills for independent living such as shopping, cooking and preparing for a smooth transition to adult life. Links are encouraged with local secondary schools and individuals join their peers to access classes that they enjoy and are appropriate to them.Students at Key Stage 4 work on the ASDAN Towards Independence Vocational Qualification.