Primary and Secondary

Personalised programmes are developed for our primary and secondary mainstream students in two ways:

  1. Teaching staff use the National Curriculum objectives for the child’s year group or key stage to plan and deliver lessons. We have a key focus on the core subjects however, inclusion of foundation subjects also ensures that our pupils receive a broad and balanced experience while with us. We also provide regular opportunities for students to enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness, including the promotion of fundamental British values.

As it is not practical to cover the whole curriculum, areas of the core subjects are prioritised based on key skills.  These are as follows:

Primary Curriculum:

MATHSNumber (including calculation and FDP).Reasoning in order to apply and embed the key skills taught.
ENGLISHReading (both word reading and comprehension). Grammar and Spelling SkillsSome extended texts are written in order to embed the concepts.
SCIENCERelevant content objectives for the year group.Working Scientifically objectives where possible.

When teaching early reading skills, the Twinkl phonics scheme is predominantly used with linked texts to each stage.  However, if a different scheme is used at a child’s home school, lessons are individualised for that pupil.

Secondary Curriculum:

MATHSNumber. Algebra. StatisticsProbability, geometry & measures, ratio, proportion and rates of change.
ENGLISHReading. Writing. Grammar & Vocabulary.Spoken Language.
SCIENCEBiology, Physics & Chemistry. Appropriate topics to support home-school teaching.Working Scientifically objectives where possible.

All KS4 lessons are developed and adapted to support various qualification formats and specific exam boards.

  1. For children who are likely to stay for a longer period of time or those who are likely to have multiple admissions, the home-school is contacted. If work or guidance is sent, the teaching staff build a programme of learning around the topics that they should have been learning at their own school.

In both cases, the children’s interests are taken into account and incorporated where possible and appropriate in order to engage the pupils in the learning.

Children’s Hospital School University Hospitals of Leicester – NHS Trust Leicester Royal Infirmary – Leicester LE1 5WW
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