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Curriculum Intent

Our Key Stage 4 and 5 curriculum ensures that all young adults receive a multi-directional curriculum; where individual talents can be spotted and nurtured to ensure that all young adults experience success and reach their full potential in their adult lives. We do this by providing a clearly structured curriculum within which independence is encouraged and individual education plans are adopted to meet all learners' needs. The Red Kite Key Stage 4 and 5 curriculum is skill and context based and designed to engage all learners, whilst focusing on developing communication and interaction, cognition and learning, independence and self-help, social, emotional and mental health, and physical development and skills.


Our Key Stage 4 and 5 curriculums are underpinned by the Preparing for Adulthood curriculum and Gatsby Bench Marks. The preparation for adulthood curriculum encompasses the 4 following areas of adulthood:


The curriculum for Key Stage 4 and 5 pupils will heavily focus on pupils final destinations whether that is further education or adult social care. To ensure our pupils are equipped to go into the adult lives and are supported in doing this the following subjects make up our curriculum timetable:


Option sessions will further underpin individuals’ experiences and curriculum opportunities. This will enable pupils to explore different industries of work and introductions to new/old hobbies and interests extending opportunities for cultural capital. Pupils get to choose from 6 options: Community Gardening, Photography/IT/Media, Swimming, Cookery, Sport, and Music.