Chadsgrove is a Local Authority day special school for pupils who have some form of physical disability or complex medical need. In addition, a small number of pupils have a single or dual sensory impairment.
There are a wide range of learning difficulties, a significant number of pupils have profound & multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). Others have mild or moderate and/or specific learning difficulties in addition to their physical disability.
A significant number of pupils have difficulties with communication.
Many young people at Chadsgrove have conditions that co-exist, overlap and interlock creating a complex profile. Chadsgrove has adopted the term complex learning difficulties and disabilities (CLDD) for these pupils.
The curriculum seeks to reflect the individual Special Educational Needs and Disabilities of the pupils at Chadsgrove School. It recognises the crucial importance of utilising, to the full, the professional skills of the multi-disciplinary staff team working at the school, and the essential part played by parents in the education of their pupils.
At Chadsgrove School the curriculum has the following aims:
Depending upon a child’s special educational needs, he/she will access elements of the following:
Phonics at Key Stage 1 and across the school, for pupils who continue to require specific phonics teaching due to the nature of their disabilities, is taught using the ‘Letter and Sounds’ programme
Extra Curricular Activities
School staff provide numerous out-of-school activities, visits, residential trips and lunch time clubs. The educational benefits of these activities are tremendous and enhance the school’s curriculum provision enormously. No pupils are prevented from attending such activities due to difficulties with payment of costs.
Sex & Relationships Education
This is an integral part of the curriculum based on National Curriculum Areas of Study, and it is taught with care and sensitivity at an appropriate level depending on the child’s age, learning ability and physical disability.
Religious Education is based on the relevant County Syllabus. In the Upper School it is part of the Personal and Social Education Programme and elsewhere in school it is contained in topic work and/or individual lessons. Emphasis is placed on moral values, a basic knowledge of Christianity and other religions.
Pupils are involved in regular assemblies. These are opportunities for the school to meet together, recognise various achievements and celebrate festivals and seasons etc. We are fortunate to have frequent visits from a local minister to lead some of our worship, whilst other assemblies are led by teachers, or are class presentations (parents may ask for their son or daughter to be withdrawn from R.E. and assemblies).
The following accredited courses can be accessed by pupils at Chadsgrove:
Entry levels – English, Maths, Science, Humanities, Creative Media, PE
Functional Skills – English, Maths, ICT
GCSE – Art (Off site)
BTEC – IT Users
ASDAN – Transition Challenge, Personal Progress
Curriculum Statements have been produced for each class in school that detail the curriculum that is offered to pupils and how this is delivered. To see these statements, please click here.
For further information on the curriculum, please contact Gareth Brown (Assistant Head Teacher) firstname.lastname@example.org