Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result - Oscar Wilde
This curriculum follows the full National Curriculum and is modified to suit the needs of individual pupils.
Pupils also receive discrete phonic sessions 4 mornings a week and pupils are placed across the school in groups linked to their individual level. These sessions last for thirty minutes and are targeted at particular phases of phonics development.
Pupils receive 45 minute lessons throughout the day based upon National curriculum areas alongside swimming, PE and creative arts.
At Beechcliffe School we support the values of democracy, rules of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs and these are embedded within our curriculum. These values are found in our own school values identified as respect, kindness, honesty, hard work, cooperation, fairness, confidence, tolerance, politeness and responsibility.
In addition, we offer Personal, Health and Social Education (including Sex and Drugs Education) courses and experiences to prepare the pupils for adult life.
The curriculum includes Religious Education, which aims to give an understanding of the world's major faiths, and is concerned with the moral and spiritual development of children and young adults living in a multi-cultural society.
Modified & Supported Curriculum
The fundamental aim of the school is to enable the pupils to achieve success, and to develop - educationally, socially, physically and morally.
We aim to offer all our learners the opportunity to develop and learn in a supportive, caring environment which has high expectations for all to achieve.
We offer three different curriculum stands which are Sensory and experiential, modified and supported as well as our post sixteen provision. Each strand is designed to meet the educational development needs of learners of all our pupils
Creative and Performing Arts and Arts award.
On a Friday afternoons the whole school comes together to work upon creative and performing arts. We produce two shows a year and pupils select which area of performing arts they want to participate in, these include dance, drama, singing, costumes, scenery, sound and lighting alongside publicity including making brochures and photography.
Alongside the other subjects taught at Beechcliffe school we also offer pupils working within the modified and supported bases to become involved in working towards an Arts award, pupils can work through the levels bronze, silver and gold. This is enjoyed by the students and most pupils get to select which area of creative arts they are interested in. The selection choices are - dance, singing, music, drama and art.
Pupils participate in both practical and theory lessons and build up a portfolio of their work which is assessed at the end of the year.