Our school curriculum
Our Curriculum aims
To recognise and value each pupil as an individual and develop each pupil’s level of personal independence and achievement. To provide equality of opportunity irrespective of gender, race need or religion.
To promote the moral, spiritual, social, cultural, intellectual and physical development of pupils and of society.
To prepare pupils for adult life and support them to develop the necessary functional skills to be as independent and successful as possible once they leave Pear Tree.
To work in partnership with parents, involving them in their child’s education and welcoming their involvement in the daily life of the school.
Provide opportunities for learning at home through regular homework activities.
To promote opportunities for inclusion within and outside of school.
To provide learning opportunities for children who are too poorly to attend school.
To continue to develop and evolve our curriculum to ensure that the changing needs of our children and young people are fully met.
Early Years Curriculum
Key Stages 1, 2 and 3
The Wider Curriculum
Our wider curriculum reflects the diversity of needs of our pupils and is flexible so as to adapt to any changing needs of individuals. As a forward thinking school, we are always looking for ways to improve and extend our wider curriculum to ensure we meet the needs of our pupils. Our wider curriculum at present comprises of:
Inclusion with local mainstream primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.
Inclusion links with other special schools
College link courses
Developing life skills in the community
Learning for leisure e.g. outward bound courses, bowling, cinema, restaurant visits
Aesthetic and creative experiences e.g. performers, artists, shows, musicians
Residential school visits
Curriculum Mapping – PE
Curriculum Mapping – Science
Curriculum Mapping – Literacy