The team at Stone Lodge Therapeutic School are united in a desire to instil a love of learning in our pupils, enabling them to achieve their full academic potential alongside ensuring that they are equipped with the key skills required to develop into confident, independent adults.
Our curriculum is split into Key Stages, following academic expectations that would typically be found within a mainstream offer.
Pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 will follow a Key Stage 3 programme, studying a varied curriculum including; English, maths, science, humanities, catering, IT/computer science, PHSE/careers and art.
We do not offer modern languages, choosing instead to use the time for activities which improve the speech, language, social and life skills of pupils.
Pupils in Years 10 and 11 follow a Key Stage 4 curriculum which is tailored towards the achievement of formal qualifications. Pupils will all access English, maths and science either at GCSE or Functional Skills level, alongside their choice of specialist GCSE or BTEC programmes. All pupils will continue to access PSHE lessons and be provided with bespoke careers advice and guidance.
In addition to academic teaching, pupils are offered opportunities to broaden skills and develop confidence and resilience in skill-based activities such as horse riding or rock climbing. All pupils complete 1 day of outdoor learning a week, working on tailored programmes which include activities
such as high ropes, canoeing and orienteering etc. This helps develop character, social skills and confidence as well as developing friendships between pupils with a focus on team building and working together.
Upon entry to Stone Lodge Therapeutic School, all pupils’ attainment levels are assessed to identify gaps in learning. Dependent on identified need, pupils will then access intervention sessions in core subjects to ensure they can access the wider curriculum.