Curriculum

 We offer personalised teaching and learning programmes which allow pupils to achieve academically and socially and which:

  • Promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, social and physical development of pupils
  • Prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life
  • Challenge pupils to achieve the highest standards, taking account of ability and aptitude
  • Ensure pupils access to work related learning opportunities and promote employability
  • Promote equality of opportunity, develop an understanding of and respect for the rights and views of others and emphasise the value of personal relationships based on mutual respect
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and various agencies, leading to an appreciation of the value of cooperative development

College Hall Curriculum

Our curriculum offer is tailored to meet the needs of the young people who attend.  All of our pupils face a range of barriers to learning and the curriculum offer is created to remove as many of these as possible.

The curriculum is designed to ensure that our pupils gain appropriate qualifications which allow them to access destinations such as college, work or apprenticeships. It is also created to ensure that we can offer personalised pathways for pupils with the most complex needs.

General principles

  • Young people have the entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum offer
  • All young people have the opportunity to achieve a range of GCSE's or equivalent
  • All young people have the opportunity to leave with a recognised English and maths qualification
  • All young people who attend benefit from opportunities to develop their character skills   
  • Supporting the pupils’ ability to regulate their emotions and manage their behaviour independently is a key focus of all of our work with pupils .

On entry into the school, baseline assessments are administered and progress is closely tracked from this starting point. If young people are not making expected progress, intervention plans will be created to ensure that the young person can get back on track.

College Hall Main Building

College Hall offers full time places for 32 pupils with a history of displaying challenging, complex and disaffected behaviours and those with significant barriers to learning. The pupils have not responded to a wide range of support and intervention from their mainstream schools and many have large gaps in their education.

College Hall Cottage

The Cottage offers 24 full time places.  Pupils have a previous history of extremely low attendance in their mainstream schools and have significant gaps in their learning.  Some pupils may have been refusing to attend school on and off for many years.

The Cottage aims to re-engage pupils who lack confidence and get them back on track in terms of attendance and personal confidence.

 

The current curriculum offer is as follows:-

Qualifications on Offer

Exam Board

Level

Qualification

English – at appropriate level

Cambridge

IGCSE 9-1

English - First Language

Pearson

Functional Skills – Entry 1-3

English

Pearson

Functional Skills - L1-L2

English

Maths – at appropriate level

AQA

GCSE 9-1

Mathematics

Pearson

Functional Skills – Entry 1-3

Mathematics

Pearson

Functional Skills - L1-L2

Mathematics

Science – at appropriate level

AQA

Entry Level Certificate 1-3

Science

AQA

GCSE 9-1 Double Award

Combined Science: Synergy

Relationships, Sex and Health Education

NCFE CACHE

Level 1 Award

Relationships, Sex and Health Education

NCFE CACHE

Level 2 Award

Relationships, Sex and Health Education

NCFE CACHE

Level 2 Certificate

Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Personal, Social and Health Education

NCFE CACHE

Level 1 Award

Mental Health Awareness

NCFE CACHE

Level 1 Award

Alcohol Awareness

NCFE CACHE

Level 1 Award

Stress Awareness

NCFE CACHE

Level 1 Award

Awareness of Substance Misuse

Preparation for Employment

NCFE

L1/L2 Award/Certificate

Employability Skills

NCFE

L1 Award

Managing your Money

NCFE

L1 Award

 CV Writing

NCFE

L1 Award

Job Search and Interview Sills

Additional subject offer 

NCFE

L1/L2 Certificate

Food & Cookery Skills

NCFE

CACHE L1 Certificate

Caring for Children

NCFE

CACHE L2 Certificate

Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

NCFE

L! Certificate

Sport

Individual Learning Programme

For some pupils, accessing our school site can be challenging. This may be due to medical needs, anxiety, mental health concerns or where accessing the school site is so overwhelming it causes the pupil real challenges. At this point we may choose to offer the young person an Individual Learning Programme, which includes intensive 1:1 or small group teaching as well as alternative provision.