Within the Primary classes at SSSC we cater for pupils across the Key Stages from Foundation Stage through to the end of Key Stage 2.
Our team of experienced staff work closely together to create a happy and nurturing environment where children settle quickly, are valued as individuals, but are also encouraged to develop the skills to become confident and successful members of the school community.
We work within the structure of the Early Learning Goals and National Curriculum, providing experiences that reflect a whole range of learning styles and abilities.
In the core subjects of Maths and English children are grouped according to their needs and undertake national testing where appropriate. Foundation subjects are taught using a thematic approach where, for example History and Geography meet Art, Design, Technology and ICT. The approach makes learning more interesting and enjoyable through a wide range of different experiences.
Teaching and Learning is backed up with regular monitoring and assessment, to ensure children move forward and reach their full potential. As a SEN school, pupils are not normally working at the End of KS2 expectations, although some children will access statutory tests where appropriate.
We also offer a range of valuable learning experiences outside the classroom with regular trips to places of interest in the local area and further afield.
Key Stage 3
At Swanwick School and Sports College the curriculum is tailored to suit each individual young person’s needs.
We have high expectations of all our young people at SSSC. All students Enjoy their school lives, Achieve great things and Exceed expectations both academically and vocationally.
During KS3 we follow the National Curriculum structure using a curriculum to allow each student to thrive in a safe and secure environment, enabling the students to fulfil their full potential. This is achieved through a varied and diverse curriculum designed to develop student’s knowledge and confidence.
Core lessons are streamed academically and we also offer vocational subjects where each student feels safe and secure. Cross-curricular methods are used throughout our school especially in our Foundation subjects. Art, Media, Food Technology and Drama are delivered through a thematic approach ensuring up to date Global issues are delivered.
Students at SSSC are proud to attend our school and have a clear understanding of the opportunities available to them whether it being part of our sports teams, skiing in France or taking part in whole school productions and gymnastic/dance displays.
Our bespoke curriculum allows opportunities for their future and helps create successful, independent, unique young people. This curriculum is regularly adapted to the needs of each child enabling them to be continually challenged.
Key Stage 4
During KS4 all students have the opportunity to select their own Vocational Options. SSSC offer over 30 separate Aim Awards that range from Entry Level 3 to Level 1 certificates in Art, Construction, Animal care, Hairdressing, Food Technology, Horticulture and Health and Beauty are a selection of the courses available at varying levels dependent on the individual student. SSSC are currently one of the lead establishments in the East Midlands for Aim Awards and have 100% success rate.
For the young people who excel academically GCSE English, Science, Maths and Art are available. There is also a large selection of Physical Education courses such as Entry Level OCR PE, Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies and Sports/Dance Leaders qualifications.
We also offer a variety of The Prince’s Trust accreditations focusing on students independent living skills. Other qualifications offered include OCR Entry Level/ Aim Awards in RE, Computing, ICT, Geography, History, Science and Electronics.
Our bespoke curriculum allows opportunities for their future and helps create successful, independent and unique young people. The curriculum is tailored to each child’s expertise/interest in preparation for life when they leave our school.
If you require any additional information regarding the curriculum please do no hesitate to contact the school office.