PERSON CENTERED CURRICULUM

Embleton View provide breadth and balance that reflect personal interests in our programmes, to motivate students who are disaffected to re-engage with education and to embrace the concept of learning.

We want our students to acquire knowledge and learn new skills but we realise that, in a community like Embleton View, there needs to be a therapeutic dimension to each day.

Students have support via their Learning Coaches (LC) in any learning environment and it is possible for them to take time out where necessary if required.

Therefore, this curriculum has been carefully designed to allow for time and opportunities to address students’ often complex needs for the time that they are with us; also, to prepare them for the time when they will leave.

The delivery of this curriculum must consider other considerations, most of which are due to the profile of our students, their circumstances. We plan to offer a broad and balanced curriculum catering for students with very individual needs, therefore some subject areas will be covered through cross-curricula projects rather than discrete subject sessions and some elements of this policy will be aspiration rather than fact

Our Curriculum

We Offer:

  •  English (Entry Level 1-Level 2)
  • GCSE English
  • Mathematics (Entry Level 1-Level 2)
  • GCSE Maths
  • Workskills (Entry Level 3-Level 2)
  • PSD (Entry Level 2-Level 2)
  • P.E (BTEC Entry Level Certificate)
  • PSHEE and SMSC
  • Digital Skills (Entry Level 1-Level 2)
  • Science (ASDAN Entry Level Certificate)
  • OCR Certificates in Creative Art, History and Geography
  • ASDAN Short courses in Sport, History, Geography and Gardening
  • NOCN Level 1 Award in Horticulture
  • NCFE Short qualifications in CV Writing, Preparing to Learn and Volunteering
  • NCFE Basic Cooking Skills (Level 1)

Students Learning Experience

Embleton View provide a secure and stable environment for our students in which they are able to feel safe, a sense of belonging and begin to trust the adults around them. We provide them with the support, knowledge and skills they will need to move forward towards gaining confidence, developing communication skills, social inclusion and personal growth.

Embleton View provide comfortable learning environments which have all resources needed to learn but which feel less formal than a traditional school environment in which the students have struggled in.

Great emphasis is placed on displaying students’ work within the learning environment. We encourage students to improve presentation by using computers and various design mediums. Key words in subject areas are also clearly on display to aid vocabulary development.

A Supportive Learning Community

A clear primary focus on our students and on understanding and meeting their needs, which is evident in the design and decoration of the learning bases, the curriculum and the behaviour of our staff towards students. A strong staff team, who are carefully selected, and who receive regular guidance and training, which has an emphasis on team building and mutual support. Staff look for opportunities to praise and celebrate students’ efforts and achievements in work and behaviour in the most appropriate manner for each student. We communicate and share efforts and accomplishments with parents/carers. The staff team are encouraged and supported to foster a positive, approachable and calm atmosphere in the learning bases at all times.