Key Stage 2
Archers Brook School offers a broad and rich curriculum for Key Stage 2 pupils with a range of complex social, emotional and mental health issues. We provide quality education and support for Year 5 and 6 pupils to enable them to become successful and confident learners. Staff are not only trained to deliver high quality specialist subjects but also hold specific SEND qualifications that ensure we can approach our pupils individual needs by removing barriers to learning and promoting their personal development to ensure they reach their maximum potential.
Our pupils are integrated into our whole school community and have some lessons in the main school. This allows them to access not just highly trained staff for literacy and numeracy but specialist teachers for science, art, spanish, music, PE and food technology. This enriches the primary curriculum and it also helps to support their transition into Key Stage 3 - whether this is with us at Archers Brook or in their next identified setting.
We follow the primary national curriculum but adapt it to suit the pupils individual needs, so we can support our pupils from their own starting points ensuring our pupils make gains in improving their key skills of literacy and numeracy. However, being an SEMH setting we are not just concerned with academic progress, we provide a variety of learning experiences to help develop pupils emotional development, communication and social skills as well as promoting a positive attitude to others and learning.
Pupils are encouraged through reward and feedback to engage positively with their timetable. Due to our flexible apporach we can tailor some elements of the school day to meet individual needs and ensure that pupils access learning/activities in a way that makes them feel able to participate and succeed.