Overview of Building Pathway
Building Pathway Project Based Curriculum: This 20 week curriculum aims to deliver fundamental knowledge and skills in key areas of literacy and numeracy as well as wider aspects of the national curriculum ensuring statutory entitlements are met. Placements are full-time for 16 weeks at a Raedwald Trust site followed by 4 weeks of supported transition back into mainstream education. The curriculum is derived directly from the EYFS profile and the National Curriculum up to the end of the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum. It is designed as a concentric curriculum where learning is revisited to enable progression and long term knowledge acquisition. Subject programmes of study span from EYFS to Year 9 objectives dependent on the age/stage at admission. Units of learning last for 3 weeks and are led by a driving question posed to pupils. The curriculum is experiential and each unit has a trip, visitor or experience linked to the unit.
Building Pathway Discreet Curriculum: This 20 week curriculum supports pupils who are emotionally ready to access discreet learning within the curriculum. It is taught through discreet subject teaching at Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3 as appropriate. It is derived directly from the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2 or 3 respectively and ensures all pupils access their full statutory entitlement. Placements are full-time for 16 weeks at a Raedwald Trust site followed by 4 weeks of supported transition back into mainstream education. It is designed as concentric within some subjects (revisited but taught explicitly) or sequential (chunked and taught once for mastery). Conscious decisions about discreet subject delivery have been made to ensure long term knowledge acquisition that are appropriate to the age/stage of development of pupils. Subject programmes of study span from Year 3 to Year 9 objectives dependent on the age/stage at admission.
Example structure of the Springboard and Building Project Based curriculum at Key Stage 1:
Example structure of the Springboard and Building Project Based curriculum at Key Stage 2 and 3:
Within the Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 project based curriculum, each unit will be planned to last between 3 and 4 weeks, ensuring pupils are constantly re-engaged and that pupils who are new to the school have the opportunity to join at the beginning of a topic and feel part of the wider sense of togetherness in learning. From this long-term overview, a medium-term plan of key objectives in each subject area is used to map and outline the intended learning. From this medium plan, a learning journey is outlined to model to teachers the thread of the unit. Teachers are expected to use this, alongside assessment information to ensure teaching takes account of pupils’ starting points, to form short-term weekly or daily plans. All learning is woven together to ensure that the context and purpose is clear to pupils and the driving question ensures that pupils are clear about the relevance of learning in any given unit. Off-site opportunities will vary according to a given pupils’ interests and skills but all pupils will be given equal opportunity to positively engage with learning outside of the school environment.