The Curriculum

A range of relevant topics are taught to ensure good development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding. The school curriculum encompasses Modern Britain through its cultural studies, PSHE and follows a Prevent scheme of work. This promotes and ensures that all pupils are aware of the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, and for those without faith. Pupils are given the opportunity to achieve GCSE where appropriate or to achieve the equivalent using functional skills. This route enables pupils to achieve in ‘bite size chunks’ which is often more suitable to their needs. Pupils progress is supported into further education, in the next stage of their lives, and are supported with careers advice and transition. Pupils also achieve various NCFE qualifications for vocational subjects such as Cookery, Art and Craft, Music and Enterprise Skills.

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We recognise that homework can contribute significantly to student progress, and students are encouraged to take home and complete homework. Our students have a range of other learning / developmental activities, as well as meetings and appointments to attend, and we recognise that homework is therefore sometimes limited. However, all of our pupils engage with daily reading tasks as a minimum for their homework.

Pupil Progress Data

Pupil progress data for the 2016/17 period is available upon request

Special Educational Needs

Sallygate School is a small day special school for pupils with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties, and most, if not all, of our pupils will have a Statement of Special Educational Need, or an Education and Health Care Plan made under the 1996 Education Act. All of the Sallygate School pupils have an Emotional Needs Assessment from our resident Therapeutic Team, and are also assessed by our resident Clinical Psychologist and consultant Education Psychologist.

Ensuring that special education needs are met

The school accepts its responsibility to ensure that the special needs of each pupil are addressed and reviewed annually.

This is achieved by:

  • Ensuring annual reviews of all education plans including statements of SEN, PEP’s and CIC’s are completed on time and amended accordingly
  • Individual Education Plans which include academic and behaviour targets are reviewed and amended accordingly
  • Small class sizes with experienced staff
  • The provision ensures there is a broad and balanced curriculum blended with the National Curriculum

All pupils have an Individual Education Plan that works in conjunction, where appropriate, with their Personal Education Plans, Statements of SEN (or Education and Health Care plans), Education Psychology Reports, Clinical Psychology Reports and Emotional Needs Assessments. All Education Plans are reviewed termly or bi-termly depending on the individual needs of the pupil. School reports are also completed bi-termly.