Emma, Head of Primary and KS3 Marian, Head of KS4 and College
Secondary at Warmley Park School.
Independence in Everything!
In our Secondary department we follow a Guided Curriculum which is adapted around the individual pupil’s needs. The key focus is around EHCP outcomes and how we can achieve these through the school curriculum.
All classrooms are designed around a Capable Environment approach:
- Positive social interactions
- Supports communication
- Meaningful activities
- Routines and visual timetables
- Regular opportunities for choice making
- Encouraging independence and learning of new skills
- Physical environment meets the needs of all learners
Key Stage 3
Our KS3 pupils follow an adapted National Curriculum to meet the needs of the individual pupils. History, Geography, Music, Art, and DT are taught through topics.
Lessons are differentiated and designed to develop the pupils’ ability to reflect, evaluate, work independently, be creative, work collaboratively and participate to the best of their ability.
In KS3 our pupils have the opportunity to either access our school’s hydro pool or attend swimming sessions at Longwell Green Leisure Centre.
In order to build independence, our pupils experience learning in groups across the department as well as in their tutor group. There are plenty of opportunities for pupils to access a range of new experiences through our community partnerships.
As Lead Inclusion School for the area, Warmley Park is also the hub leader for Mencap’s All Move in the West of England. This involves school and community sport and physical activity in partnership with schools from South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) and the City of Bristol; working collaboratively with Bristol Bears Community Foundation, Flamingo Chicks, Nova Sports and Coaching and more cross the region.
Key Stage 4
In KS4, learning focuses on understanding how we can impact and contribute to the local community and the wider world. In addition, it is about transitions; moving on to College at Warmley Park or other settings. Using skills and knowledge previously learnt enables students to develop their functionality in real life situations, making learning meaningful and purpose driven.
The curriculum is tailored around the individual needs of the pupil and links with EHCP outcomes. Pupils access the curriculum through planned topics in subject areas that involve problem solving skills and real life concepts. The aim of the curriculum is to support our pupils to become as independent as possible. Pupils access ASDAN Transition Challenge (accredited) which is an activity based curriculum that also develops skills for adult living.
Pupils will have opportunities to work with college peers and staff. As well as developing links with local community partners and plenty of opportunities to celebrate special events and activities e.g. Warmley Wheelers, Wheelchair Basketball, visiting local areas.