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‘The curriculum is broad and balanced and is designed to not only enable pupils to make outstanding progress, but also to develop their communication and independence skills, and promote well-being’.
Ofsted July 2018

Tailored To Our Students Needs

Our curriculum is broadly similar to a mainstream school but classes are smaller (10 students on average) and are often supported by a Teaching Assistant in addition to the Teacher. Any additional Teaching Assistant hours outlined in your daughter’s EHCP do not transfer with her when she joins Limpsfield Grange.

At the start of every term parents will receive a curriculum overview which outlines the areas of study for each year group and each curriculum area. The overviews also give a range of ideas to parents about how to support their daughter’s learning at home. A list of key words for each subject is also included. curriculum overviews are also available on the website.

All students follow the LGS bespoke WACI curriculum. WACI is a programme which has been designed to provide a tailored approach to developing skills and understanding in the areas of Wellbeing, Achievement, Communication and Independence. As well as academic achievement we encourage the students to develop the confidence and resilience to tackle the challenges of everyday life when they leave Limpsfield Grange. Careers lessons and Relationships and Sex Education are incorporated into this curriculum. WACI lessons are taught weekly, generally by form tutors.

The curriculum at Key Stage 3 broadly follows the National Curriculum. We review our curriculum offer for each year group annually, so the subjects offered do change, however students usually study the following subjects: English, Maths, Science, Computing, Art, Design and Technology: Food Technology, Physical Education (which includes a session of swimming weekly for Year 7), Religious Education, History and Geography. In addition students in Year 8 and 9 access SOLD (Surrey Outdoor Learning Development) at High Ashurst each week, these sessions particularly focus on working with others, resilience, communication and challenge. Students do not study a Modern Foreign Language.

The curriculum for Key Stage 4 students is reviewed as each cohort is in Year 9 and again broadly follows the National Curriculum. There are variations each year, however students can usually take qualifications in English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, Art, Catering and Religious Education. In addition some classes access a local college, for the year 2020 21 some Year 10 students are attending Hadlow College for one day per week. This gives the students the opportunity to gain experience of a different setting and to focus particularly on communication, independence and resilience, linking into our WACI curriculum. Weekly work experience is also included for Year 10 and 11, ensuring that students develop skills for life after Limpsfield Grange.

WACI is a programme which has been designed to provide a tailored approach to developing life skills for all of our students. As well as academic achievement we encourage the girls to develop the confidence and resilience to tackle the challenges of everyday life when they leave Limpsfield Grange. Our WACI programme has activities which provide an opportunity to overcome anxieties using a range of strategies which promote leading and enjoying a more independent life. WACI lessons are taught weekly by form tutors.

 
If you would like any further information about our curriculum offer, please contact Mrs Chippington Assistant Headteacher.