Adventurers Class is a KS3 class that works alongside Pioneers. The class is led by Rosie with the support of Vicky, Jenny, Carol and Helene (Thursday). On a Friday we have Hayley and Ellie as PPA cover. The students attend phonics and maths in pupil centred groups alongside Pioneers and Trailblazers. On top of this we also collaborate for many projects including carol concerts and PE.

 The main aims of Adventurers Class are: to build confidence, to learn how to work as a team, to increase independence and to build understanding of the world around them. We value the input of all students and work with professionals, parents and carers to ensure that student voice is heard and acted upon. The pupils sit in a designated area in the classroom but will split up when working in groups or on specific tasks. We also encourage the students to support each other in their learning and to help one another where they can. They also have the opportunity to have a say across the school by taking part in student council. In adventurers we work on regulating our emotions and learning how to respond to them. We use the colour monster approach and take part in mindful activities in the week.

All students follow the Cornerstones curriculum, which is adapted to meet their individual needs to ensure curriculum coverage and progression. Cornerstones allows students to access the curriculum through an exciting topic based approach and incorporates a broad range of subjects. The pupils take part in weekly drama, art and PE sessions amongst other engaging activities. Over the year on a termly rotation the pupils are given the opportunity to take part in forest school, rebound and swimming at pavilions. In the summer term we also go on a very exciting residential trip!

Students work towards their ASDAN certifications ‘Transition Challenge’ or ‘Towards Independence’ and focus on a module each term which is chosen carefully to work well with the class topic. Adventurer’s class mix with the other senior classes for maths and phonics or reading sessions so that the students can work with others who are working on similar learning objectives. Throughout their time in Adventurers, students are encouraged to be as independent as possible and are supported to learn basic life skills in order to build a foundation of independence. This includes working on independent cooking and daily activities they may be required to carry out when they get older.  

Adventurer’s enjoy going out on outings and will ensure this is linked to the curriculum, ASDAN or our current topic. This provides opportunities for the students to apply their learning in multiple settings and gives real world experience of the theoretical learning that occurs in the classroom.