Pupils in Key Stage 3 are usually taught in year group classes though there may be some vertical grouping if necessary. The curriculum includes English and maths, science, ICT, French, religious education and many more. KS3 pupils also have a weekly afternoon of enrichment activities. Links with mainstream academies are encouraged, with the flexibility to foster either subject based integration for individuals or groups.
At Key Stage 4 we provide an individually tailored range of academic and vocational courses. These can include GCSEs, Entry Level Certificates, Adult Literacy and Numeracy qualifications, BTECs, Unit Awards, the Asdan Youth Award Scheme and an accredited cycle maintenance qualification. Some pupils can also access other courses in mainstream schools
In years 10 and 11 Careers Education is taught separately and Richmond’s SEN Connexions Officer is closely involved, supporting and mentoring each individual pupil. In some cases, young people require support with independent living in adulthood and are supported by the LA Transitions Officer.
In year 11 almost all of our pupils attend a link course one day a week at a Richmond-Upon-Thames College, preparing them for life beyond school. We also have links with Strathmore School and other provisions for pupils with more complex learning difficulties and additional physical and sensory difficulties. Pupils participate in workplace visits and in blocks of work experience. At the end of year 11 pupils are presented with a Record of Achievement, summarising and celebrating their many attainments and successes throughout the school.
The interesting range of subjects enables all Year 11 pupils to leave with relevant qualifications that prepare them well for the world of work, training and further education