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The intentions of our Curriculum are as follows:
We recognise that pupils who attend Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy exhibit a wide range of both emotional and educational needs, which by their very nature can impinge negatively upon their progress.
The aim is always to provide them with the highest quality provision but also ‘a fresh start’. Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy will provide a curriculum which is enriched by a range of planned activities and experiences to enhance learning and personal development so that all young people become:
– successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
– confident individuals who are able to live a safe, healthy and fulfilling life.
– active and responsible members of our community, who make a positive contribution to the well-being of present and future generations.
The curriculum seeks to promote core values:
– Education as an important and on-going process, which enriches the lives of all members of the community and through this, the society in which they live and to which they contribute.
– Education as a route to the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, physical and mental development, and thus the well-being, of the individual.
– Education as a route to equality of opportunity for all. Education should also reaffirm our commitment to the virtues of truth, justice, honesty, tolerance, trust, respect and a sense of duty.
Out curriculum therefore, needs to be flexible, inclusive and offer continuity, coherence and progression. It must motivate and provide challenge for all young people whatever their ability and promote achievement for all so ‘we make a difference’.
It is important that schools referring pupils to Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy support the curriculum offer and where appropriate, work with us to ensure smooth reintegration and transition back to their home setting or into post 16 education.
Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy curriculum aims:
– To provide opportunities for all young people to learn and achieve
– To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
– To provide a balanced, accessible and relevant range of learning experiences
– To know our young people – their strengths, interests and needs – and use this knowledge to make the best possible personalised offer to them
– To develop our young people as learners, such that they are confident and able to secure and sustain positive, meaningful and relevant post 16 destinations
– To provide our young people with the most up to date information, advice and guidance on opportunities that they will have after leaving school.
The design of our curriculum offer is to support:
– The key skills of literacy, numeracy and ICT.
– Creative approaches to motivate pupils to learn.
– Development in a range of subject areas.
– A comprehensive PSHE programme, including social and emotional wellbeing and resilience.
– Reintegration through good links to the National Curriculum and mainstream school offers.
– Enriched links with partners and external providers to support learning and pathways beyond school life.
Key Stage 3:
Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy provides short term respite and reintegration support. Therefore, it is important that the Key stage 3 curriculum, not only provides a core offer of English, Mathematics, Science and P.E, but focuses on additional learning and intervention to promote personal development and wellbeing skills.
further subjects that are taught are History, Geography, Art and Food. This is designed to support the curriculum offer of local schools to ensure successful transition and reintegration as in line with the curriculum our wider schools follow.
Key Stage 4:
With schools being measured through ‘progress 8/attainment 8 scores.’ It may benefit some less able pupils to work towards gaining good grades in fewer subjects, with the emphasis on doing well in English and Mathematics, rather than to take more subjects but achieve lower grades overall. Our aim is to ensure all pupils who attend leave with a minimum of English and Maths due to the disruption in there learning with additional qualifications in ART, PE, Science, Employability, Food Technology and PSHE, in addition to wider skills in animal care, construction and DofE.
– DfE: Progress 8 and Attainment 8, Guide for maintained secondary schools, academies and free Schools.
Whilst pupils attending Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy are not considered less academically able, it is recognised that their learning, prior to the point of them being referred, is likely to have been significantly disrupted. Therefore, Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy will focus on the following measures:
– Percentage of pupils staying in education or employment after key stage 4 (destination)
– Percentage of pupils achieving the threshold in English and Mathematics (basics)
– Progress, from key stage 2, towards their identified destination pathway and entry requirements to prevent them from becoming NEET.
Exam subjects on offer:
GCSE Maths AQA
Entry Level Maths AQA
Functional Skills Maths L1/2 AQA
GCSE English Lang AQA
Functional Skills English L1/2 AQA
GCSE English Lit AQA
GCSE Art AQA
Sports Studies L1/2 Cambridge National Award
Pearson Home Cooking Skills Pearson L1/2
RSHE NCFE L1/2
Employability NCFE L1/2
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
The curriculum offer is always under continuous review, to be responsive and reflective of the needs of the pupils on roll. The core offer meets statutory requirements, as well as building the foundations of learning for life; as well as developing personal and social skills. GCSE/Vocational subjects are flexibly offered to respond to current needs and interests of our pupils.
At Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy, we believe that all children are entitled to receive a high-quality of education regardless of their needs or disabilities. We believe that it is vital that our children are equipped with the tools needed to become independent learners, both inside and outside of the classroom. All young people should expect to receive an education that enables them to achieve the best possible outcomes, and become confident, able to communicate their own views and ready to make a successful transition to post 16 education and then adulthood.
Through, teaching, planning and provision we:
– Ensure that needs are identified as early as possible and support is put into place
– Ensure that young people have access to an appropriate curriculum that is differentiated to enable children to succeed
– Provide an accessible learning environment that is tailored to the needs of all pupils
– Develop independence
– Regularly monitor the progress of children with SEND
– Work closely with parents and carers
– Work closely with external agencies and other professionals to ensure that there is a collaborative
approach to support children with SEND.
At Bailey Street, every teacher is a teacher of SEND. Our provision is enhanced by the collaboration of teachers, senior leaders, the SENCo, support staff, external agencies, parents and most importantly the young person.
Pupils with SEND will:
– Be provided teaching adapted to meet their needs
– Be respected and acknowledged
Pupils with SEND may:
– Have specific 1:1 or small group support to help them access different areas of the curriculum
– Have interventions outside of the classroom
– Take part in social, emotional and mental health interventions
– – Work alongside outside agencies such as the Educational Psychologist.
As a result of the provision above, children at Bailey Street will:
– Feel safe, secure and cared for
– Show confidence and resilience in the classroom
– Demonstrate high levels of engagement in activities
– Make progress from their starting points
– Develop independence and skills to support them throughout life