A curriculum focused on Recovery and Growth
Our primary focus with young people is recovery. We aim to build connection within the community that will enable growth and the building of resilience. We use various tools to help with this.
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Reading is an integral part of our school. We work with two partners to ensure that reading recovery and progress is maximised. Read Write Inc support reading recovery and the Fresh Start programme provides the building blocks for reading. Accelerated Reader then supports reading development throughout the rest of the school.
Once young people have progressed through recovery, we support them to grow and learn about themselves and the world around them using an enquiry based curriculum. Working with the team at Lighting up Learning, we have developed the Creative City Wildings curriculum, they will experience an array of states of being that will help them grow and understand themselves.
When our young people have moved through the stages of growth, we expect them to have the skills and be internally motivated to progress on to traditional qualifications such as Functional Skills, Btec's, Vocational Qualifications and GCSE's
RSE and Health Statement
At The Wildings, we are focused on our values, connection, equality, democracy and self-awareness. These values run through all our curriculum areas including RSE and Health education. We are focused on trauma recovery and helping to build resilience in our young people. We understand that it is fundamental to a young person’s social, emotional and growth to support them to form positive connections with themselves and others. A high quality Sex, Relationships and Health education promotes our values and fosters tolerance and understanding that also equips young people with tools and skills to keep themselves healthy and safe and to be able to develop healthy relationships, within school, at home and within wider society.
The teaching of RSE and Health education can help to prepare young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. It allows us to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of young people.
The majority of RSE and health education is compulsory, however there are some parts of sex education that is not classified as health, relationships or part of the science curriculum that parents/ carers are able to withdraw their child from up to and until three terms before a young person reaches 16 years of age. Colleagues are happy to discuss any concerns or worries and parents/carers will have access to the RSE and health curriculum and RSE and health school policies.
We have an obligation to provide young people with high-quality, age and stage-appropriate exploration of these subjects. Our young people's social and emotional development will be assessed and monitored so that they have access to an appropriate RSE and Health curriculum. The RSE and health policies outlines how the school’s RSE and Health education curriculum will be organised and delivered, to ensure it meets the needs of all our young people.