Our school curriculum (...)
Curriculum aims (...)
- To meet the individual needs of all pupils through a personalised curriculum which enables pupils to acquire new skills, make as much progress as possible and achieve the very best they can.
- To recognise and value each pupil as an individual and develop each pupil’s level of personal independence and achievement. To provide equality of opportunity irrespective of gender, race need or religion.
- To promote the moral, spiritual, social, cultural, intellectual and physical development of pupils and of society.
- To prepare pupils for adult life and support them to develop the necessary functional skills to be as independent and successful as possible once they leave Pear Tree.
- To work in partnership with parents, involving them in their child’s education and welcoming their involvement in the daily life of the school.
- Provide opportunities for learning at home through regular homework activities.
- To promote opportunities for inclusion within and outside of school.
- To provide learning opportunities for children who are too poorly to attend school.
- To continue to develop and evolve our curriculum to ensure that the changing needs of our children and young people are fully met.
Early Years Curriculum (...)
Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 (...)
14-19 Curriculum (...)
Where appropriate, some students will be taught functional English, Maths and ICT whilst others will be taught these key areas through a sensory approach. Other subjects taught at Key Stage 4 include Science, PE, PSD, MFL, Creative and Vocational Education. Emphasis is now put on developing independent living skills and all students receive taster sessions in a wide range of vocational activities.
As students move onto our Further Education Department, work previously undertaken in Key Stage 4 is further developed to provide an enriching and challenging curriculum aimed to prepare students for adult life.
Throughout FE, students make two option choices each year for their vocational education, leading onto a work placement, where relevant, in Year 14. Much of this work is completed via local colleges, supported by Pear Tree staff, leading to all of our students leaving us with a recognised qualification.
Great emphasis is put on developing independent travel skills and experiencing different environments and settings.
The Wider Curriculum (...)
Our wider curriculum reflects the diversity of needs of our pupils and is flexible so as to adapt to any changing needs of individuals. As a forward thinking school, we are always looking for ways to improve and extend our wider curriculum to ensure we meet the needs of our pupils. Our wider curriculum at present comprises of:
- Sensory learning
- Sensory integration
- Rebound therapy
- Aquatic curriculum
- Postural management
- Care plans
- Inclusion with local mainstream primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.
- Inclusion links with other special schools
- College link courses
- Work experience
- Developing life skills in the community
- Theme weeks/days
- Learning for leisure e.g. outward bound courses, bowling, cinema, restaurant visits
- Aesthetic and creative experiences e.g. performers, artists, shows, musicians
- Residential school visits
- School trips/holidays
Curriculum areas (...)
To view the latest curriculum mapping documents for individual curriculum areas, please click on the links below and download the relevant documents.