"Pupils make outstanding progress because of the good teaching and an imaginative curriculum." OFSTED
Every pupil is uniquely valuable, and our aim is to ensure all pupils fulfil their potential. Their strengths and challenges are assessed and monitored within the Essential Skills Framework.
Small class groups enable young people to follow a suitably individualised and differentiated curriculum, which reflects their personal needs.
Staff at St Elizabeth’s are developing the curriculum in order to meet the needs of its diverse and complex client group. This is achieved in a number of ways, including: creating adapted timetables for individuals who cannot meet all aspects of the curriculum, devising a flexible and varied timetable for each class in order to include individual sessions (e.g. sensory sessions, art therapy), off-site visits, and activities such as swimming and horse riding.
This allows pupils/students to access a greater range of resources and therefore explore, develop, and enhance skills in many areas. The resourceful and innovative planning carried out by the school staff teams incorporates this creative thinking across the waking day curriculum, allowing various opportunities to be widely available to our pupils/students.
Our multi disciplinary team work with pupils and their families to devise an individual living and learning skills programme that reflects the pupil’s interests and aspirations.
All of our pupils are afforded access to the National Curriculum and the Post 16 Framework. Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) are augmented and enhanced by a range of therapies. Achievement is celebrated throughout the year and progress is accredited in many different ways.