Belong School Gloucestershire’s Curriculum
At Belong School Gloucestershire we are committed to providing a personalised curriculum with the individual student at the heart of everything we do. We provide a broad and balanced, enriched and extended curriculum tailored to individual
needs. The curriculum is planned to recognise and meet the specific learning needs of each pupil and is differentiated to ensure learning opportunities are both challenging and appropriate.
We provide stimulating activities which will help pupils to build resilience, better understand themselves and the world around them, supporting our students to make a successful transition to adulthood and to be active and responsible
Our curriculum is built around three key areas:
Key Stage 3 students follow a broad and engaging curriculum. At Key Stage 4, all students study English and Maths at GCSE level. In addition, they may opt to study up to 5 additional GCSEs or vocational qualifications.
Our Character Education curriculum for all students covers Personal, Social & Health Education, Relationship & Sex Education, Rule of Law, and Careers; alongside Independent Living Skills, Personal Health & Fitness and Community & Relationships.
Interventions & Support
We meet the SEMH needs of our students through a range of highly personalised interventions and quality first teaching through our Relational Practice. We offer many in-house therapies and source additional support for external agencies as needed.
“Staff have successfully nurtured a caring, inclusive school ethos. As a result pupils who were previously disengaged and uninterested in learning attend well and enjoy school.”
Tracy Hannon, HMI
Curriculum offer summary
Our curriculum offer and a summary of qualifications can be found below
Core offer pathways
Academic curriculum offer
Curriculum Design and Delivery
To truly engender a sense of belonging in our students we provide a rich curriculum focussing on teaching our students to become independent and valued members of the community, both at school and beyond. We focus upon building our students’ willingness to engage with learning and their ability to regulate themselves with decreasing support. We aim to instil our students with confidence in their own ability and to build resilience as they explore the wide range of learning activities and developmental opportunities on offer to them.
building Communication and interaction
We are focussed on our student’s abilities to communicate as their skills progress. We support them to build resilience through a wide range of opportunities both in and out of school.
DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR LIFE BEYOND SCHOOL
Our curriculum provides subject choices and pathways that support children’s learning and progression, and enables them to work towards achieving their goals. We develop pupils’ independent learning skills and resilience in order to equip them for further/higher education, adult life and employment, preparing children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
Relationship and Sex Education
Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) is taught within the personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education curriculum. Biological aspects of RSE are taught within the science curriculum, and other aspects are included in religious education (RE) at KS3.
RSE is also a core part of our provision, tailored to meet the need of the individual and forms an essential part of their learning. Students also receive stand-alone sex education sessions delivered by a trained health professional.
RSE focuses on giving young people the information they need to help them develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds including Families, respectful relationships (including friendships), online content and media, being safe and Intimate and sexual relationships, including sexual health.
All areas of learning are taught within the context of family life taking care to ensure that there is no stigmatisation of children based on their home circumstances (families can include single parent families, LGBT parents, families headed by grandparents, adoptive parents, foster parents/carers amongst other structures) along with reflecting sensitively that some children may have a different structure of support around them (for example: looked after children or young carers).
To find out more about Belong School Gloucestershire’s approach to RSE, please see our Relationship and Sex Education policy using the link below.
Our year 11s achieved some amazing results last academic year