About Us

Readers for Life Curriculum

Our pupils have diverse and unique experiences that require a curriculum that is relevant to their lives. Our curriculum is oracy focused and supports:

  • Language as a wellbeing indicator
  • Access to the curriculum
  • Engagement with the wider world
  • Aspiration and belief for every child and young person
  • Empowering adults

The Literature Spine

Our literature spine includes books that give pupils rich literary experiences that have been carefully selected for pupils accessing Alternative Provision. Each  text gives pupils a mirror in to their own lives as well as a window to the wider world. It is:

  • Diverse
  • Challenging
  • Relevant
  • Evocative
  • Formative
  • Joyful

The books explore:

  • Inspirational figures
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Historical issues
  • Female representation
  • Current issues


Daily lessons provide:

  • Scaffolding opportunities in every lesson
  • Careful consideration to reducing cognitive load
  • Opportunities for revisiting and repetition to build confidence and familiarity