Our classes are organised in Key Stage phases; key stage one (years 1-2), lower key stage 2 (years 3 and 4) and upper keystage 2 (years 5 and 6). Each stage of our curriculum begins with rigorous assessment procedures and information gathering that allow us to pitch learning at an appropriate level from Day 1 of a child’s placement at Whitehouse. Following initial assessment our curriculum is rooted in three principles:
– Basic Skills – Reading (providing pupils the opportunity to read to an adult daily, develop pupils knowledge of number and times tables,
– Re-engagement in the National Curriculum
– Personal Development
The intense focus on basic skills means that no child is left behind and allows them to reintegrate successfully with their peers at the end of their placement. Teaching and learning sparks interest in the National Curriculum, allowing children to experience academic success and improve self-esteem.
A structured approach to personal development promotes improvement in each child’s independence, self-management, social skills and attitude to learning. Combined, these three elements of our curriculum give children at The Whitehouse the best possible chance of a successful transition to their next educational setting.