Curriculum

Doubletrees School is a day school for pupils between the ages of 2 – 19 years, all of whom have a special educational need. Whilst we recognize that all of our pupils have significant learning difficulties we value each highly as individuals and acknowledge that they are entitled to an education that will best meet their particular needs. Therefore all pupils will receive their full entitlement to a broad, balanced and appropriate curriculum which will include an adapted  National Curriculum

With this in mind we aim to provide an education that is appropriate and stimulating in a safe, caring and happy atmosphere.  For this to be accomplished we believe that certain common values must underpin our curriculum philosophy which will be respected by everyone in the school community.

We believe that positive relationships are the foundation of all learning and  have developed an ethos that values these above all else. Providing good role models for our pupils is essential if we expect considerate and appropriate behaviour from them. We also believe that praise and encouragement is the best way to improve self-esteem and foster motivation. We want to enable pupils to generalise the skills they learn in school, so that these become useful in helping them to understand the world outside. Most of all we want our pupils to make their own informed and meaningful choices wherever possible. These values will be at the forefront of our minds, both at work and play, in and out of school.

We also believe that all children learn best when their basic needs are met. Therefore we will work closely with parents and other agencies to ensure that pupils are safe, nourished, warm, appropriately mobilised and provided with the means to communicate. 

Being an all age school presents us with many challenges to provide learning that will eventually prepare pupils for the adult life beyond school.  Person centred planning is central to our work with all pupils  but is especially important as they reach transition. From KS4, students follow curriculuae which will provide accreditation of their achievements and support preparation into adulthood. These may be vocational or continuing academic learning

Doubletrees School welcomes the opportunity to work with parents, members of the local community and other agencies. We endeavour to provide all pupils with extended opportunities and encouragement to participate, achieve and enjoy their learning.