We aim to teach our learners how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and cooperate with others, whilst developing knowledge, skills and attitudes to learning, in order that they achieve their true potential.

Our curriculum encompasses all the planned opportunities that we as a school organise in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes, not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that   enrich the experiences of our learners. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. 

Our broad and balanced curriculum enables us to provide a bespoke and inclusive pathway for each individual learner. This highly personalised approach is based on initial assessments which mean that all learners are able to make progress based on their individual starting points.  The individual curriculum offer is reviewed regularly and adjusted as learners progress both academically and with regards to their personal development.

Given the diverse and complex range of needs, prior experiences, previous attainment and key stages, our curriculum design is based on 4 pathways that take into account the individual learner’s starting points.  These pathways (1. Re-engagement, 2. Emerging, 3. Developing and 4. Formal)  are designed to be flexible, allowing individual learners to be able to transition between them.  The design of our pathways is underpinned by the Preparation for Adulthood Framework.

R.E.A.L Independent Schools are ambitious in our expectations of learners. We foster and  develop positive attitudes to learning and fulfill aspirational academic, social, technical and vocational targets.  This  is set out by the Learning Manager, in collaboration with teaching staff, within the Individual Curriculum Intent Profile (ICIP).