Curriculum

Curriculum 1

Woodlands Curriculum Pathways

For more information regarding the curriculum at Woodlands School please contact our Deputy Headteacher for Curriculum,
Sue Backhouse at 01675 463590 or contact via email backhouse.s3@welearn365.com.
Empower enrich employ new

Recovery Curriculum

Wellbeing for pupils
We recognise that pupils with SEND have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and so are continuing to prioritise pupils' safety, wellbeing and mental health as they return to school.
We use Class Dojo and the website to share videos with pupils to help them to familiarise with their staff and environments prior to returning in September. We also ask families to share with us any information that they feel is helpful we know to ease the transition for their children.
Pupils are supported to gently transition when back at school - we fully understand they may need to bring in key items from home to help them to feel safe and secure. Equally, they may need to videocall their families during the day or spend time in the playground or visiting their old classroom/ class staff. This is all part of the processing of the changes they are experiencing and will be supported by staff.
Our staff have had a wealth of training around wellbeing and mental health and so are confident in helping pupils to manage their feelings and sensory needs and supporting them to regulate before engaging them in learning activities. Our pupils need to feel safe and comfortable with the people around them and learning environments so that they feel ready to learn.
Classes are encouraged to spend the first week back in September focusing on building relationships with pupils and establishing class routines. There will be lots of opportunities to learn about feelings and safety and pupils will be helped to understand how to get help if they feel unsafe or if their feelings are too big to manage.

Laura Hyatt is the Designated Mental Health Lead for the school and is supported by the Pastoral team, who can provide resources, advice and support to staff and families. 

Classes working under the different curriculum

Please click on the class to see the Medium Term Plans, Timetables and Curriculum Maps)

Empower

(Led by Lizzie Godwin)

Enrich

(Led by Jane-Anne Bird)

Employ

(Led by Caitriona Harnedy)

Exams and Coursework

At Woodlands School we offer a range of qualifications from KS4 onwards. These qualifications are chosen based on our learners and their ability to be able to achieve well. Our 2021- 2022 offer is;

KS4- Himalayas

Edexcel Functional Skills

 

Essential Digital Skills

Entry Level 1 and 2

 

 

Entry Level- Functional Skills Level

English

Maths

 

ICT/ Digital Skills

KS5- Future First 

Edexcel Functional Skills

 

Essential Digital Skills

 

 

ASDAN Personal Social Development

 

ASDAN Employability

Entry Level 1-3, Level 1

 

Entry Level- Functional Skills Level

 

Entry Level 1-3, Level 1 

 

Entry Level 1-3, Level 1 

English

Maths

 

ICT/ Digital Skills

 

 

PSHE

 

 

Employability

KS4/5- Rockies

ASDAN- My Independence: Preparing for Adulthood – Realising Aspirations

 

Friends, relationships and community

Employment

Good health

Independent living

KS4/5- Pyrenees

ASDAN- My Independence: Preparing for Adulthood – Supporting Aspirations

 

Friends, relationships and community

Employment

Good health

Independent living

 

 

Information for Candidates

JCQ has produced a number of documents for candidates in regards to exams and coursework.

https://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/information-for-candidates-documents/

 

Further information from the exam boards;

ASDAN

Pearson Edexcel

 

Candidates have the right to appeal decisions made about their exams and course, further information can be found here;

JCQ Appeals Guidance

JCQ Student Handout  

Pearson Edexel Appeals Guidance

 

Specifications

Further details of each exam can be found within the exam specification linked below;

Functional Skills Maths

Functional Skills English   

Essential Digital Skills- ICT  

 

 

External Scrutiny

Pupil Progress

School Improvement Plan (SIP)

Learning Improvement Plan (LIP)

School Self Evaluation Form (SEF)

Accredited Pathways for KS4 pupils

Assessment Guidelines

Assessment Framework