“Teachers make highly effective use of their deep and precise knowledge of pupils’ needs to plan engaging and challenging learning tasks.” Ofsted, 2017.
Cleaswell Hill School is a learning organisation and we continuously strive to do better for all of our pupils. Our challenge is to design and deliver appropriate learning for our highly diverse pupil population. In order to achieve this we have designed six curricula across school based on the specific needs of our pupils. Some of these include new initiatives; others are reframing what we already do. We are currently continuing to refine these and discussing how best to implement these approaches effectively.
Every child has a learner driven curriculum, with a starting point based on their strengths, needs and desired outcomes. It prioritises all aspects of development, with an emphasis on our school vision and core values, incorporating creative and flexible timetabling, diverse themes, events and National Curriculum subjects form a part where appropriate.
We have mapped progression of concepts, skills and knowledge from National Curriculum foundation subjects and to iASEND assessment. This will support teachers with choosing appropriate teaching and learning content and help with making clearer links and connections to previous and subsequent learning.
School is organised into Phases; from Early Years in Phase 1, through to Sixth Form in Phase 6.
Within these Phases, pupils are in a Tutor group with peers in the same Key Stage. There are 3-4 tutor groups per phase.