The curriculum at the Lighthouse School has been designed to create learning opportunities that support the students’ progress, both academically and in the development of their social skills. Each student has a curriculum that is specifically designed to suit their needs. This includes offsite provision such as Forest School, Horse Riding (Changing Lives Programme) and Challenger Troop and vocational options such as woodwork, catering, and horticulture at our school allotment.
Students have access to a broad curriculum in KS2/3, which is tracked against the Rising Stars Framework; they study:
· Humanities (History, Geography, RE)
· Food Technology
· PSHE/ Citizenship/FBV/SRE
All students also have access to several online packages, Accelerated Reader, Nessy and Reading Eggs (for phonics) to aid English and Literacy and Prodigy and Maths Seeds to support Maths and Numeracy.
Students at KS4 also study a broad range of subjects and, where possible, they follow the GCSE syllabuses in English, Maths and Science. However, the School also offers a range of nationally recognised qualifications based on individual needs or interests. These include, Entry Level GCSEs, Functional Skills, AQA Accredited Unit Awards and ASDAN Programme Awards.
The Lighthouse School also have a vocational centre where we currently offer Food Technology, Animal Care, Woodwork, Expressive Arts and Horticulture.
Students also have access to our in-house Careers Advisor who offers College links and work experience opportunities.
The Lighthouse School recognises that developing the social skills and emotional intelligence is also paramount for our students. Alongside the bespoke curriculums, we also offer an intervention package and pastoral sessions for all students. These include sessions which target the recommended interventions on students’ EHCPs, both socially and academically and include yoga, sensory circuits, and Lego therapy.
Please see our Curriculum Policy for further information.