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Providing an attachment friendly community which fosters warmth with high boundaries so that all can achieve to their full potential.

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HopeSchool

Providing an attachment friendly community which fosters warmth with high boundaries so that all can achieve to their full potential.

Welcome to Hope School! We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. At Hope School we provide an attachment-friendly community which fosters warmth with high boundaries so that all can achieve to their full potential.
At Hope School pupils are taught an individualised curriculum which caters for their specific needs. CHECK OUT OUR LATEST OUTSTANDING OFSTED REPORT HERE http://www.hopeschool-liverpool.co.uk/ofsted-information/

Curriculum Information

 

Curriculum Statement

 

 

Curriculum Statement

At Hope school we offer a holistic curriculum meeting children’s academic and emotional needs, this then provides the children with the tools or skills to access learning in their lifetime.  We tailor our curriculum to be inclusive to the individual children, avoiding the integration of children into a set rigid curriculum path. 

We do this through whole school teaching, family teaching, whole class teaching, targeted group interventions, paired interventions and 1:1 interventions.  Underpinning the formal academic curriculum are developmental needs which are met through interventions.  The key academic drivers are Mathematics and English, these then provide the skills for other learning.  Specific and group learning allows pupils to meet developmental milestones, to self-regulate and to motivate themselves as learners. The attachment and trauma sensitive approach is the overarching ethos of the school.

 

What we do

The curriculum

Therapeutic intervention

Therapeutic intervention

Therapeutic intervention

 

Most children in primary schools in the UK have a secure base which allows them to reach developmental milestones.  The children at Hope (for a variety of reasons) have missed critical developmental milestones.

The curriculum

 

 

 

 

Secure base

Developmental Milestones

Secure base

Developmental Milestones

 

At Hope School we offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced and which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points, as they progress through each Key Stage.
The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum (2014) and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school.

The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education. It is important that the curriculum considers the development of the whole child and not only concentrating on academic success of pupils and for this reason we do pre plan specific termly topics but adapt and change them to meet the needs of individual pupils.

The National Curriculum is delivered using an integrated topic approach and assessed using PIVATS 5 and an internal assessment model.  

The more able are challenged further in their learning and children who find aspects of their learning more difficult are appropriately supported so that they too are enabled to experience success. We will never exclude a child.

All subject leaders are given training and opportunity to keep developing their own subject knowledge, skills and understanding so they can support curriculum development and their colleagues throughout the school.
Theme weeks, whole school activities and opportunities within and outside school all enrich and develop the children’s learning.

The outdoor environment and the local community are considered an opportunity for active learning for all our pupils.

Pupils have opportunities to share their learning with each other, their parents and carers and other learners through school-based and external exhibitions, performances, competitions and events involving other schools. Developing their independence and motivation as learners and their sense of responsibility as future citizens is at the heart of all our teaching and learning.


 

Independence

Expression

Learning about the World around us.

What makes me special

Subjects

Maths

English

Science

Computing

PSHE

PE

Music

Art

Drama

Forum

CAP

DT

Forrest Schools

History

Geography

MFL

RE

SMSC

Occupational therapy

Thrive

Speech and Language

Cognitive behaviour therapy

Play therapy

Massage in schools

Mindfulness

Yoga

CAMHs worker

Rationale

To have basic life skills

We need them to survive

To become independent

 

Build self-confidence/esteem

Friendships

Pupil voice

Health and wellbeing

Imagination

Different cultural beliefs

Understand the world in the past

Helps us to communicate with people who speak different languages

 

To be able to meet pupils’ additional needs as stated in their EHCP

For pupils to access tools to support and develop their emotional resilience

Outcomes

To manage our personal budgets

To be able to care for my own property

To be able to communicate with people using a range of methods

To cook and follow recipe

To be logical thinkers

To learn to care for others including animals

To manage a home

To keep ourselves safe

To understand our British values

To have a successful job/career

 

To lead a healthy life

To have positive mental wellbeing/ Self-regulation

To have positive relationships with peers and adults

Take risks

Give back to the community being positive members of society

To have a hobby/interest

Build confidence and self esteem

Improve motor skills(fine/gross)

To have presenting skills

To listen to others

To be critical thinkers

To be able to work in a team or/and independently

To express ourselves/ Free to explore

To have positive self-image

To know where we come from and about the past

To understand democracy and have our own say

To be able to read a map, to find places of interest

Understand and respect other people’s religions/beliefs

Understand  and respect different cultures

Understand cause and effect

 

To provide support in regards to developmental gaps

To provide opportunities to learn in real life (outside the classroom)

To support pupil mental health and wellbeing

and to further advance their personal development

Curriculum Linked to the Values of the School

You will become

Our Vision

Resilient independent lifelong learners.

We organise our curriculum in four areas

Our Mission

Providing an attachment friendly community which fosters warmth with high boundaries so that all can achieve to their full potential.

Independence

English

Maths

Science

Computing

What makes me special

Occupational therapy

Thrive

Speech and Language

Cognitive behaviour therapy

Play therapy

Massage in schools

Mindfulness

Yoga

Expression

PE

Music

Art

Drama

Forum

Forrest schools

CAP

The World Around us

History

Geography

MFL

RE

 

To be a positive member of the community

So that you can show

Gratitude

 

Is created by respecting all, being thankful and helping others. We are charitable to all, locally, nationally and globally.

Resilience

 

Is created by trying new things and persevering when we find it difficult. We support each other in finding solutions.

Optimism

 

Is created by embracing change in a positive way. We encourage each other to approach every day challenges in an enthusiastic and confident way

Wisdom

 

Is created by demonstrating knowledge, understanding and reflection. We share our experiences and insight with each other.

Teamwork

 

Is created by respecting and working together to learn and achieve. We strive to be positive role models for each other.

Harmony

 

Is created by resolving any differences in a respectful, restorative way.  We respect and celebrate diversity.

Phonics and Reading Programmes

 

Key Stage 1 - Pupils are taught phonics using the Ruth Miskin's Read, Write, Inc Programme. They follow the National Curriculum for England and Wales and read several reading schemes such as Project X and Oxford Reading Tree.

 

Key Stage 2/3 - Pupils follow the National Curriculum for England and Wales and use the Project X and Oxford Reading Tree schemes of work for reading as well in addition to guided reading 3 times per week. 

We recognise that many pupils have become disengaged with learning in their previous schools and work to ensure that our curriculum fosters a love of learning that will continue beyond the time they spend with us.

 

Quality first teaching is complimented with intervention that all pupils access. The vast majority of pupils start Hope School working significantly below age related expectations. This can be due to poor attendance in previous schools, an extended period of absence from a school setting following exclusion or the needs of the pupils meaning that learning has been lost.

We have a specialist SENDCo, speech and language team, Occupational therapist, Cognitive behavioural therapist, Thrive specialists, Forest schools practitioner and highly trained staff who tailor intervention to the individual needs of the pupil.

 

 

Planning begins with an understanding of the key skills to be developed and the content is selected to support these. All the skills that are developed enable pupils to become good communicators, problem solvers , encourages them to work well with others and ultimately improve their own learning performance.

 

Our curriculum is also enhanced by celebration days and events including the following:

  • PSHE week
  • No pens Wednesday
  • World Book day
  • Maths Party
  • Neurodiversity Week
  • Arts Festival

 

For more Information click on the pages below or contact our curriculum leader Mrs. M. O'Neill at m.oneill@hope-school.co.uk or Mr. M. Gorman at m.gorman@hope-school.co.uk

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