At The Hub, our curriculum is designed to ensure the holistic development of each young person. We place a strong emphasis on the social and emotional aspects of learning as well as ensuring accelerated academic progress. We work closely with a range of external support agencies and health professionals to provide the specialist support, information, advice and guidance that our students need to address their emotional and physical health needs and reduce their involvement in risky behaviours. We also believe that achieving academic success is equally as important as addressing our students’ social, emotional and health needs.
For students receiving in-school intervention on short-stay placements, the curriculum priorities are the development of social, emotional and behavioural skills and literacy and numeracy skills. Social, emotional and behavioural skills are developed through project-based learning, small group and 1-2-1 intervention work. Literacy and numeracy are taught as discrete lessons and through project-based learning. 1-2-1 and small group intervention is put in place for students with difficulties with literacy and numeracy skills (see our literacy and numeracy polices on Important Information page).
KS3 students on long-term placements have access to the wider national curriculum, but there is still a very strong emphasis on the development of social, emotional and behavioural skills and literacy and numeracy skills. Again Literacy and numeracy are taught as discrete lessons and through project-based learning. 1-2-1 and small group intervention is put in place for students with difficulties with literacy and numeracy skills.
We are in the process of introducing the Accelerated Reader programme to ensure that all our KS3 students read widely and often.
KS4 students study GCSE English and Maths, Btec Sport and, where appropriate, Btec Science.
In addition they have access to a range of nationally recognised vocational qualifications. Some of these are delivered on site and some through local FE colleges and training providers. Some students also have access to GCSEs taught through partnerships with mainstream secondary schools. At KS4 the development of social, emotional and behavioural skills remains a priority. Students also receive information, advice and guidance to support their post 16 education pathways and to support them to lead healthy and safe and lifestyles.