Curriculum offer for ‘My Lifestyle

At The Meadows, our aim is to provide a curriculum that accommodates and supports the needs of our students in every aspect of their social and emotional wellbeing.

This bubble includes Personal, social and health education (PHSE); Relationships and Sex Education (RSE); Religious Studies (RE); Humanities and Creative Arts. RSE and RE being statutory subjects that must be covered in school.

Pre-formal:

The pre-formal pathway will be taught in a largely cross-curricular format through a range of multisensory experiences, objects and stimuli, which will encourage students to respond, communicate their preferences, and make choices.  The students’ social, emotional and wellbeing development is facilitated through a range of different media and shared experiences, to include encounters with other adults and peers in the community. In Key Stage 4 this will include units for ASDAN PPU 1-4 alongside opportunities for a TITAN award. In Key Stage 5 students will work towards accreditation in ASDAN Life Skills Challenge at WTE level.

All students will receive an individualised curriculum and have opportunities to develop and learn at an appropriate level, taking into consideration their cognitive understanding.

 

Semi Formal:

The semi-formal pathway will include a range of units selected according to individual need; development of the student’s social and emotional wellbeing skills is supported by experiences both on- and off-site to including curriculum related visits, outside agencies, theme days.

In Key stage 4 this will also include units for ASDAN PPU 5-10 alongside opportunities for a TITAN award. In Key Stage 5 students will work towards accreditation in ASDAN Life Skills Challenge at Entry Level 1.

 All students will receive individual programmes related to the new RSE curriculum, which is statutory, mindful of cognitive ability, culture and age appropriateness. We will be following Sandwell SACRE guidelines for our RE curriculum.

 

Formal:

The formal pathway will include a range of units selected according to individual need; development of the student’s social and emotional wellbeing skills is supported by experiences both on- and off-site to including curriculum related visits, outside agencies, theme days.

In Key stage 4 this will also include units for OCR Entry Level 2/3 Life and Living Skills alongside opportunities for a TITAN award. In Key Stage 5 students will work towards accreditation in ASDAN Life Skills Challenge at Entry Level 2-3 and PSD at Entry 1-3.  All students will receive individual programmes related to the new RSE curriculum, which is statutory, mindful of cognitive ability, culture and age appropriateness. We will be following Sandwell SACRE guidelines for our RE curriculum.

Curriculum Framework

Julie Turner

julie.turner@themeadows.sandwell.sch.uk