Our individualised curriculum is designed to enable students to develop a sense of personal responsibility towards learning in collaboration with their teachers and support staff. Progress is monitored carefully and targets are designed to challenge and provide opportunity for progression.
Key Stage 1 and 2
Students in Key Stage 2 receive a varied curriculum that aims to raise academic achievement and improve their social, emotional and behavioural skills in order for them to successfully access learning and reintegration to a mainstream setting where appropriate. We base our programme of studies on the Inspire Curriculum which is adapted to meet the needs of individual students. Students have access to daily literacy, numeracy, project work and weekly off-site PE. Staff use a Thrive approach to maximize opportunities for students to fill in their identified developmental gaps and emphasis is placed on developing social skills, resilience and self-regulation. They also access swimming in the Summer term. Targeted students have access to a weekly group or 1:1 Counselling Session with a trained counsellor.
Key Stage 3
Students in a Key Stage 3 group will receive a full and varied curriculum which includes: English, Maths, Science, PSHE, Art, Home Cooking Skills, History, Land-based Studies option and PE. Targeted students also have access to a weekly group or 1:1 Counselling Session with a trained counsellor. Raising Literacy and daily reading remain a key focus during Key Stage 3. Most Key Stage 3 students access a six-week Outdoor Education Programme run by Outside Providers, but supported by Restormel staff.
Key Stage 4
Students in Key Stage 4 will be progressing towards various qualifications including: GCSE English Language, English Literature (optional), Mathematics and Science. They will also have the opportunity to study Functional Skills English and Maths Level 1 and/or 2, BTEC Level 1 Land-based Studies, Vocational Studies, Level 2 Home Cooking Skills and Asdan Certificate of Personal Effectiveness. The curriculum at Key Stage 4 is often highly individualized and is enriched with Life skills/PSHE, a variety or PE opportunities, bi-weekly access to our Learning Farm facilities, plus access to a weekly group or 1:1 Counselling Session with a trained counsellor.