All students are offered the opportunity to achieve up to eight Level 1/2 qualifications.
We aim for all our students to:
- Gain accreditation in our core subjects of GCSE Maths and English. Science, Wellbeing, ICT and Princes Trust.
- Gain accreditation in Option subjects including PE, Art and Health & Social Care.
- Access to Information, Advice and Guidance around career/further education options
- Acquire Technical/Vocational qualifications in Hair & Beauty and Food Technology.
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Our primary curriculum supports pupils to develop a sense of self to become receptive learners in a nurturing environment, developing Social Skills, Motor Skills and Team building with our students
Primary students are also taught: English, Phonics, Mathematics, Science, Art, PE, Humanities (themed Topics) and PSHE.
We develop students’ reading and Literacy skills throughout the Primary curriculum, through discreet Literacy and Numeracy lessons as well through themed topics.
Key Stage 3 and 4 Curriculum
We aim to provide our pupils with the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens, gaining ‘Cultural Capital’. Our curriculum is designed to:
- Promote success
- Develop the self
- Develop social independent skills
- Promote a growth mind-set
- Teach topics through thematic learning
2020/2021: timetabled KS3/4 subjects: English, Mathematics, Princes Trust, PSHE, PE, Food Technology and NCFE Sports Science.
The curriculum is designed to maximise opportunities to achieve qualifications and prepare our pupils for their post 16 education, training or employment.
Whole School Intervention/Therapeutic Offer
At Victory Park we aim to be a mentally healthy school. A mentally healthy school is one that adopts a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing. It is a school that helps children flourish, learn and succeed by providing opportunities for them, and the adults around them, to develop the strengths and coping skills that underpin resilience.
The school includes a therapeutic education. This is achieved by a holistic approach including meaningful, therapeutic relationships between students and staff. How adults relate to students is viewed as just as important as what is taught throughout the school day.
The curriculum includes subjects as PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), RSE in Secondary (Relationships and Sex education), RE in primary (Relationships education) and citizenship which are crucial elements to maximising pupils’ emotional wellbeing.
The school also offers individual counselling for pupils who need support with their emotional needs. Three qualified counsellors use a range of counselling skills including CBT, transactional analysis and play therapy to address a range of individual needs.
An art therapist supports groups around issues such as self- esteem and exam nerves and also supports individual pupils.
Pupils are referred to outside agencies for occupational therapy and speech therapy.