The team comprises of class teacher Kathryn and Teaching Assistants Deborah, Paula and Yasmin. This year will be full of learning, laughter and exciting experiences for everyone. I know that together we can provide our pupils with the knowledge, independence and self-confidence they need to prepare for future experiences.
In Rufford, we deliver an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum, which prepares our pupils for transition into post 16 education and subsequently the next part of their lives and adulthood. We support our pupils to become well- rounded young adults who are ready to access further education and to be ready to live healthy fulfilling lives, becoming responsible citizens and make a positive contribution to society.
We teach Functional Skills in Maths and English, these skills support pupils to apply their learning in real life situations ensuring learning is meaningful and relevant to the pupils.
The Science curriculum is linked to the AQA Units Award scheme. Pupils study units in Biology, Chemistry and Physics as well as developing science process skills; observing, inferring, measuring, communicating, classifying and predicting.
The Culture Studies curriculum is linked to AQA Units Award scheme. Designed to extend pupils cultural experiences through combined subjects Humanities, Art, Drama and Forest Schools.
The Pathway to Adulthood curriculum is linked to the AQA Units award Scheme. It combines key elements of learning and development to prepare pupils for adult life. The topics covered over a two years cycle:
· Finance and banking
· Meal Preparation
Pupils receive weekly careers lessons delivered by an independent adviser, which follow the Gatsby Benchmarks. In these session’s they will be advised about post 16 providers.
PE is on a Monday morning.
Forest School is on a Wednesday afternoon for autumn 1 and autumn 2.