Fosse Way School Curriculum Policy Statement 2021

Fosse Way School offers a broad and balanced curriculum aimed at creating an educational experience that prepares pupils for adult life. The curriculum offer also conforms to national government expectations and the school regularly features amongst the top schools in the country for pupil progress according to the Department for Education value added data.

Our pupils represent a very wide range of abilities and in response the curriculum provides a number of pathways that lead to a variety of post school destinations.

A strong emphasis upon a vocational approach to our curriculum creates opportunities for our pupils to develop those skills which will be important to them in adult life. For some pupils this may mean a focus upon independence skills whilst for others academic qualifications provide the key to access post-16 Further Education courses.

Some of our pupils receive part of their learning at mainstream schools or Further Education colleges.
At nearby Norton Hill School, we maintain satellite provision enabling some of our students with Asperger’s Syndrome to access mainstream courses through support from our staff. Our students there have achieved excellent GCSE results and in some instances A/S and A Level results.

In 2009 Fosse Way School was the first school in the UK to open a Project Search supported internship programme. Project SEARCH is run in partnership with Fosse Way School, the Royal United Hospital and Virgin Care. Students study and complete internships at the Royal United Hospital, supported by a teacher and job coach with the aim of gaining employment at the end of the year. Our Programmes success rate is a fantastic 62% (the national average for young people with additional needs gaining employment in the UK is 6%).

Information about the curriculum structure can be found here

In compliance with the 1988 Education Reform Act, Religious Education is delivered at all keystages of the school. The ERA allows parents to withdraw their child from religious education classes or collective worship if they wish. To do so, parents should sumbit the request in writing to the school office ( addressed to the Head of School.

If you require any further details about the curriculum or paper copies please contact the Fiona Moody  c/o school office

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