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Key Stage 3


The KS3 nurture provision provides a safe and structured environment in which all students are given opportunities to develop academically, emotionally and socially.

Our aim is to encourage our students to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens, enabling them to return to their mainstream school and succeed.


Year 7/8


Lessons students access


Within the provision all staff are committed to developing numeracy and literacy skills We aim to:

  • help raise the numeracy levels of all students
  • inspire an enjoyment and love of maths
  • instil confidence at using mathematics
  • enable students to have opportunities for mathematical thinking and discussion


  • encourage students to become confident speakers in a variety of contexts
  • encourage students to enjoy reading
  • understand that reading is necessary in all aspects of life
  • help students to communicate clearly and confidently in writing
  • provide opportunities for a range of writing exercises.

Emotional Wellbeing

These sessions will give students the opportunity to enhance their social and emotional awareness. We aim to:

  • Provide students with the skills to begin to form positive relationships with peers and adults.
  • Create an awareness of the views and feeling of others.
  • Make young people aware of other relevant issues (e.g. Drugs, Alcohol, Bullying.)
  • Make young people aware of appropriate behaviour in different settings
  • Help students act independently
  • Assume responsibility
  • Take pride in their accomplishments
  • Attempt new tasks and challenges


Students have weekly art lessons to help develop their creativity and imagination through more sustained activities.

Steve Brown

Pop Art



Students develop knowledge and understanding of healthy eating and nutrition. They have weekly cooking lessons were they are able to take their cooking home.

P.E / Outdoor Education

Students access one full day of outdoor education (Thursday) , to help motivate students to develop positive attitudes towards learning through varied experiences in the natural environment.


Careers Education

The aim of the Careers Education sessions is to provide the learners with a baseline of what a ‘career’ is and how they can prepare for future learning and development.

They will explore the following topics:

  • Apprenticeships – what are they?
  • Key Skills – including Communication, Teamwork and Problem Solving.
  • Budgeting and Finance.
  • ‘All about me CV’
  • Stereotypes in Careers.
  • Jobs – what are my options?
  • Universities and Colleges (Post 16 options) – what are they?
  • Local Labour Market Information – what it is and how does it affect me?

Students will use a range of resources to support their learning, including the following sites:




SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development)

St. George’s Day

Harvest Festival

Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog 2018

Remembrance Day

“The culture and ethos of the school encourages a caring and supportive environment in which learning and good behaviour can flourish.”


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