The Curriculum

Principles;

  • Inspire aspiration and excellence through engaging, exciting and stimulating activities and environments;
  • Develop and challenge every child to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to succeed as learners as they go forward with their lives;
  • Ensure equal rights of access to the curriculum, irrespective of ability, gender and ethnic or cultural background;
  • Instil the values of democracy, liberty, respect and tolerance.
  • Personal, social and emotional development (daily)
  • Following an initial assessment of needs, children follow a programme of:
  • In mainstream schools, the Early Years Foundation Stage addresses the needs of children up to the age of 5; Key Stage 1 addresses the needs of children up to the age of 7; and Key Stage 2 addresses the needs of children up to the age of 11. CEC is not a mainstream school, but is acutely aware that pupils will be returning, following a smooth transition, to such an environment. There is, therefore, a strong focus on basic skills so that children are more able to access the wider curriculum in their new or original school with greater ease.
  • Broadly, CornerPost Education Centre follows the national expectations of the Early Years Foundation Stage; National Curriculum for Key Stage 1; and National Curriculum for Key Stage 2 whenever possible. Occasionally, there is a need to access appropriate requirements for Key Stage 3.
  • The curriculum at CornerPost Education Centre is focused on the need to improve the life chances of the children that it serves. The rapid gains in each child’s emotional development is of key importance and is a significant part of the CEC’s success. The curriculum is adapted to suit the relevant interests and needs of the individuals and groups of children at any one time.
  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour English (daily)
  • Spoken language
  • Reading (with a strong emphasis on phonics using the Letters and Sounds programme as a base)
  • Writing (with a strong emphasis on spelling, basic grammar and punctuation)Mathematics (daily)
  • Number (with a strong emphasis on number operations, including multiplication tables)
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Statistics Boxing (daily)
  • Increase physical activity
  • Increase hand – eye co-ordination
  • Develops balance with movement
  • Build self confidence and self esteem
  • Encourages team building
  • Builds self discipline and respect In addition to the above, other areas of the curriculum are covered through the presentation of topics. Other areas include science, RE, Art, Design and Technology, music, computing, geography and history. From time to time, children are encouraged to take part in supervised and CEC led off-site activities to enhance their learning during the day time.