School’s Curriculum Approach:
The school is divided into four phases. The Lower School (Years 3 – 7), the Middle School (Years 8 – 9), the Upper School (Years 10-11) and the Sixth Form (Years 12- 13). Within each Phase we have three Curriculum Pathways:
Key Stage 2 (Pre-Pathway) Hub
Skills for Life
Skills for Work
Skills for Further Education
Students arriving between years 3 to 6 (primary) at Carew who are not Skills for Life students upon entry join the Key Stage 2 Hub. The curriculum here follows a nurture model designed to establish which Pathway each student should take from Year 7.
Skills for Work and Skills for Further Education students follow a programme of study based on the National Curriculum, but adapted to suit their individual needs and to help meet the outcomes of their Education, Health and Care Plan.
Students on the Skills for Life Pathway focus on increasing their independence throughout their time at Carew Academy, with lessons focusing on literacy, numeracy, personal care, travel training, personal safety and independent living, based on the Equals Curriculum..
Students on the Skills for Work Pathway focus on achieving accreditation outcomes which give them the skills they need to be successful in securing either paid or voluntary work in the future, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and work skills including personal safety and relationships education. A number of students on the Skills for Work pathway may be able to access courses in Further Education Colleges when they leave Carew. This includes preparing for GCSE and Functional Skills exams.
Students on the Skills for Further Education Pathway focus on achieving accreditation outcomes which will provide them access to courses in Further Education Colleges when they leave Carew. This includes preparing for GCSE and Functional Skills exams. These students are not expected to stay on at the Carew Academy Sixth Form and will return to mainstream education.
Placement on a particular pathway is not fixed and students may change pathway as they move through the school based on their progress in discussion with parents/carers.
Further details for each Phase of the school are provided on the relevant page.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss the school’s curriculum further with parents/carers. Parents should contact Natalie Taylor, Vice Principal and Head of Quality of Education via the School Office 0208 647 8349. Where appropriate, the school office may direct an enquiry to the relevant Phase lead.