At Kingsbury Academy, pupils experience and engaging purpose led curriculum aimed to provoke curiosity through a high challenge, low threat approach. The curriculum underpins our vision statement ‘to provide exceptional educational and developmental opportunities which meet learner’s individual needs and enables them to be the best that they can be’. Our curriculum is evolving as the needs of our learners change and we are dedicated to delivering inspirational learning experience.
At Kingsbury Academy we have developed an ambitious and meaningful curriculum that ensures our pupils are able to engage in broad and rich experiences. It is designed to be appropriate for their individual needs and to prepare them academically, socially, and emotionally for their next stage in education and wider life. Running throughout our curriculum are opportunities to embed our golden threads of learning and development – communication and interaction, early maths and English, self-help, physical and personal development, and independence. It is appropriately paced to allow learners to react, respond, assimilate, and generalise their learning.
This curriculum model supports effective connections across skills and subject boundaries. It creates meaningful opportunities to emphasise key elements of learning and development, so they are ready to learn and reach their full potential as they move through the pathway to each new stage of their school life and to be well prepared for their life beyond school. Implicit in our planning is a focus on communication, independence, life and social skills and a capacity for critical thinking which supports our learners to live safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives and make a positive contribution to society.
Our curriculum meets the holistic needs of each child. Our unique curriculum recognises individual talents and personalities which encourages all to flourish and enables us to celebrate learner’s achievements. The four areas of each learner’s Education and Health Care Plan form the basis of priorities for provision. Cognition and Learning are addressed through the Kingsbury pathway, which underpinned by the other three areas of Communication and Interaction, Sensory and Physical and Wellbeing and Social, Emotional and Mental Health. These three areas are non-pathway specific and are highly personalised.
Kingsbury Academy is a primary Special School for pupils with a range of learning difficulties. These may include:
Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD)
Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
Autism Spectrum Conditions (Disorders) (ASD)
Some pupils may have additional difficulties due to Sensory Impairments (VI/HI) Kingsbury Academy is made up of three stages of learning:
Early Years Foundation Stage – for Reception pupils aged between 4 and 5 years
Key Stage 1 – for Year 1 and Year 2 pupils who are aged between 5 and 7 years
Key Stage 2 – for Year 3,4,5 and 6 pupils who are aged between 7 and 11 years