The Unit offers a balanced and broadly based curriculum which takes into consideration the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of the children and also attempts, whatever their age, to prepare them to become well-adjusted members of the wider community.
The curriculum takes into account the requirements of the National Curriculum wherever possible given that the majority of children will be reintegrated into mainstream education.
- Promotes positive attitudes and encourages cooperation between peers and adults.
- Incorporates a learning environment which focuses on an individual need, interest and concern yet requires children to work collaboratively and develop their individual social skills.
- Optimises success by matching level of challenge to individual children’s levels of attainment and rates of development, through regular and consistent monitoring and assessment.
- Provides equal opportunities regardless of gender, race and religion.
The curriculum at Shaftesbury High School includes the core subjects of:
Personal, Social and Health Education is a central part of the curriculum and underlies our philosophy in affecting change in the behaviour and emotional well-being of the children in our care. There are opportunities for aesthetic, practical and creative experiences in Art, Design and Technology, Physical Education and Activities. The Key Stage 4 curriculum includes work with the Young Peoples Service, Local colleges and Work Experience providers.