Our primary team ensures a welcoming, nurturing approach to all children where the curriculum is tailored to meet the social, emotional and behavioural needs of each individual. There are currently two primary classes at Caradon AP Academy; one class for children in lower Key Stage 2 and the other for upper Key Stage 2 pupils.
Each child has an opportunity to work with our learning mentor and we place an importance on outdoor learning including swimming, and other outdoor activities. Team building is also developed through an outdoor learning programme making the most of our local environment We have access to a range of intervention programmes and additional support, which allows us to support all children in a variety of ways. Interventions include the Thrive approach, a specially designed social skills programme, the Dealing with Feeling and PSHE. Our approach promotes children self-regulating by improving their social, emotional and behavioural skills as well as developing resilience for learning. We work closely with feeder schools, families and our Family Support Manager to ensure clear communication and support from admission to reintegration.
We provide a personalised and engaging curriculum that reflects the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum and is adapted to suit the interests and strengths of our pupils. We use the curriculum in line with our feeder Primary schools to ensure that the children’s learning will remain consistent with that of their peers in mainstream school. We place an importance on key skills such as reading, writing and maths whilst exploring subjects such as science, history, geography, art and music.
Key Stage 3
Students in a Key Stage 3 group will receive a full and varied curriculum including: English, Maths, Science, ICT, PSHE, Citizenship, Art, DT, PE including Outdoor Education. Some students will also have the opportunity to further enhance their curriculum by attending outside providers. Students in these groups will also have the opportunity to gain accreditation in many of their subjects including ECDL in ICT.
Key Stage 4
Students in a Key Stage 4 groups will be progressing towards achieving a range of qualifications from the following subjects:
English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Science, Product design, Photography, Art and Ceramics.
- ECDL in ICT
- BTEC Level 1/2 Qualification in Sport.
- Level 1 and 2 Functional skills in Mathematics and English.
- Certificate of personal effectiveness (ASDAN).
Some students, where appropriate may access qualifications with partner organisations e.g. Duchy College.