Broad Areas of Intent

Here at Ganton it is our goal to provide a curriculum that gives every pupil the opportunity to build knowledge that will allow them to be resilient and independent when they leave.

We want our learners to experience what it means to be functional in all environments but particularly within their own community.

For some this may mean having more say over the things that affect them, for others it may mean working towards being independent in their everyday lives and for some it may mean working towards employment.

We want out learners to be healthy and well in all aspects of their life. We want pupils to have more opportunities to communicate how they feel and make better choices. We want a curriculum that will give our community the best opportunity to be safe, recognise when they are not well and most importantly know what to do to help themselves. We want our learners to be brave and be curious about the world around them, to be creative and explore. We want our learners to be experts in communication, giving them the building blocks to access the world around them and influence their own destiny.

We believe that if we can deliver that in a curriculum then all pupils at in the Ganton community will gain the knowledge that will allow them to be resilient not reliant.

We have built a curriculum that focuses on 4 broad areas:

 

  • Communication
  • Functional
  • Create and explore
  • Health and wellbeing

At Ganton we pride ourselves on being inclusive and realise that a ‘one size fits all’ curriculum model is not enough.

We want a curriculum that recognises the pathways to success are flexible and not rigid. It is for that reason that we have created 3 curriculum lenses. Offering insight into how pupils may see the curriculum around them shaping all aspects of school life to makes sure that every pupil can work towards their own end points.

The curriculum is ambitious and is the heart of the school’s provision. Pupil access it at the relevant stage based on their level of development and not their age or key stage. We have been able to map the curriculum in relation to those stages of development.

‘Based on the evidence gathered during this short inspection, I am of the opinion that the school continues to go from strength to strength.’…

OFSTED comments

‘There is a strong emphasis on personalisation of the curriculum, the development of pupils’ communication skills, independence skills and preparation for life after school.’…

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‘Leaders have carried out a detailed review of the curriculum pathways for pupils.’…

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‘Pupils run the school shop and staff cafeteria, enabling them to use their literacy and numeracy skills in a practical setting.’…

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‘Pupils respect each other, display good manners and work together successfully.’…

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‘Leaders use the pupil premium funding effectively.’…

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‘Pupils spoke
enthusiastically about learning outside of school and their visits to local museums, the Humber Bridge, local cafes and to the cinema.’…

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‘Staff use signing, symbols, photographs and objects of reference to communicate effectively with those pupils who need additional support to ensure that they are fully engaged in their learning.’…

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‘The curriculum offers a wealth of enrichment activities which are highly valued by
pupils and parents and carers.’…

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‘Pupils take part in local and
regional accessible sporting activities.’…

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‘Leaders have continued to develop the school’s curriculum since the last inspection.’…

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‘Leaders have introduced a new approach to assessment. This enables leaders to check pupils’ progress from their starting points more effectively.’…

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‘Pupils take part in a strong work experience and work-related learning programme.’…

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‘Pupils say that they enjoy their lessons and take great pride in their work.’…

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‘Pupil Premium is targeted to improving pupils’ communication skills through investment in specialist equipment and software.’…

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‘Pupils rise to the challenges that you set, and their learning is rarely disrupted.’…

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‘The school council is
especially active and members are particularly proud of the role they played in improving school meals..’…

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‘Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, are making strong progress from their varied starting points in reading, writing and mathematics.’…

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