Reasonable adjustments are made to teaching approaches to include and support learners. Staff differentiate* approaches and resources to support access to the curriculum. We have an Accessibility Plan which shows how adaptations are made not only to the built environment but to the curriculum and how information is accessed by learners and their parents. On our website we have audio feeds for specific documents so that information can be accessed by stakeholders who may have difficulties reading or seeing.
We have a tailored personalised curriculum for some of our students. When the school has a significantly low attaining student, they are likely to follow a modified curriculum that includes additional Maths and English lessons. We hold meetings with parents before options evening at KS4 so both parents and our young people are fully aware of the options and challenges each route will pose for them.
The curriculum choices at KS4 are broad and varied and we offer support advice and guidance through-out the options process. The curriculum in Year 7 and Year 8 is challenging and has been modified to meet the new government standards.
*Differentiation is the way a teacher prepares instruction to meet the needs of all the students in an inclusive classroom, from the most challenged to the most gifted. Differentiating instruction is not only going to help students fully participate, it will also enrich and improve the experience of the general education of students.