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Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview

Explorer - Pathfinder

Overview

Explorer (5- 13)  Implementation:

Our Explorer Curriculum is a knowledge rich curriculum where pupils are given the opportunity to revisit and over learn key curriculum concepts throughout their curriculum journey. Our Personal Development Curriculum thread places emphasis on life skills to enable each individual to thrive building a ‘safe, independent life’. 

Explorer learners are able to access the key stage 1 and key stage 2 curriculum, some may access aspects of the key stage 3 curriculum in areas of special interest. 

To ensure each individual pupil is on their own unique journey towards a ‘safe, independent life’ we ensure they are placed at the centre of the curriculum experience. Every child has a ‘personalised learning plan’ (PLP) which details their enablement strategies and outcomes linked to the four areas of SEND code of practice (2015). The PLP and curriculum delivery is informed by our therapy first approach which provides a foundation for all pupils to be ready to learn and access the curriculum successfully. 

The Explorer Curriculum prepares pupils for the Pathfinder Curriculum. 

Pathfinder (14+) Implementation:

The Pathfinder curriculum allows pupils to apply knowledge and skills obtained from the Explorer curriculum in a functional way leading towards accreditation at their level of academic challenge. Pupils continue to experience a curriculum that prioritises personal development including life skills, preparation for adulthood (including careers and post school planning), PSHE and social skills. Time is spent to ensure each individual can transfer the knowledge and skills learnt functionally into their community and post school setting.

Pathfinder learners achieve at Entry level at the end of key stage 4, some aspire to achieve level 1 functional skills . There are occasions where learners achieve level 2 qualifications eg a GCSE in a subject of special talent or interest. 

All our lessons follow our Steps to Lesson Success which uses our knowledge of the theories of autism and best pedagogical practice for SEMH learners to remove barriers to learning by presenting knowledge visually, chunked in sequence and on a predictable and structured way.

Explorer  - Pathfinder Impact:

We aim for all our pupils leave us with:

  • Entry Level Qualifications in English
  • Entry Level Maths
  • Entry Level Science
  • Entry Level History or Geography
  • Entry Level Computing
  • Entry Level P.E.
  • Entry Level PSD
  • OCR Life and Living Award/Certificate/Diploma
  • Pathway Specific Qualifications by Option in Catering/Motor Vehicle/D.T./ Creative Media/P.E./ Animal Care.

 

We have aspiration that some pupils may achieve:

  • Functional Skills English
  • Functional Skills Maths
  • Functional Skills Computing 

 

Sometimes we have pupils who can achieve at GCSE level in a specific subject. Where this is the case we implement a personalised tutoring program to ensure the pupil achieves their potential in their area of specific talent. 

Learners are prepared for post 16 courses/placements in both specialist and mainstream settings

 

Leadership

  • Luke Ford

    Assistant Head Teacher (Interim)

    Autism SEND Teacher

Teaching and Learning

  • Lee Singleton

    SEND Teacher

    Autism SEND Teacher

  • Hannah Chalk

    SEND Teacher- PE Lead

    Autism SEND Teacher

  • Laura Cromptom

    SEND Teacher

    Autism SEND Teacher

  • Rachael Bennsion

    SEND Teacher

    Autism SEND Teacher

  • Maddy Purser

    SEND Teacher

    Autism SEND Teacher

  • Lisa Lobendhan

    SEND Teacher

    Autism SEND Teacher

  • Darren Oram

    WOLT Instructor

    Teaching and Learning-Outdoor Learning

  • Luke Shipley

    Astrella- PE Coach

    Teaching and Learning-P.E Coach

SEND Support Worker

  • Katy Langridge

    SEND Support Worker

    SEND Support Worker

  • Miyuki Lagler

    SEND Support Worker

    SEND Support Worker

  • Alicja Tarka

    SEND Support Worker

    SEND Support Worker

  • Rob Thomas

    SEND Support Worker

    SEND Support Worker

  • Tiffany Leader

    SEND Support Worker

    SEND Support Worker

  • Germaine Nkie

    SEND Support Worker

    SEND Support Worker

  • Matthew Brignall

    SEND Support Worker

    SEND Support Worker

  • Toma Hoque

    SEND Support Worker

    SEND Support Worker

  • Melanie Phipps

    SEND Support Worker

    SEND Support Worker

School Support Team

  • Wendy Dodds

    Office Manager

    Office Manager

  • Maura Adamczewski

    Admin Assistant

    Admin Assistant

Contact Us

SAIL (Salisbury Academy for Inspirational Learning)
Wilton Road
Salisbury
SP2 7EU

T: 01722 694013