KS3 and KS4 Curriculum and Careers
Welcome to Sandfield Park School Key Stage 3
The curriculum at KS3 takes into account and incorporates pupils experiences, age and developmental stage. We acknowledge that many of our pupils have complex learning difficulties and have designed a personalised KS3 curriculum that enables the pupils to learn and progress through:
Careers - Key Stage 3
Year 7 and 8
Looking at class jobs: Identify the jobs. Job descriptions could be written by pupils, to identify the skills needed for jobs.
Year 9 “Step into the NHS”
Part 1: Before you step into the NHS. Pupils explore who they are: What they are good at, what they need help with, their favourite things and what they want to do in the future.
Welcome to Sandfield Park School Key Stage 4
In KS4, pupils will complete a range of tasks and activities to prepare them for real life and work related tasks. For the pupils aged 14-16, this will involve a focus on developing academic, personal and social skills. These skills will help prepare them in moving into the Sixth Form, where they will be involved in arranged work experience, the completion of further work related tasks, the possibility of an internship and then preparation for work opportunities that could arise beyond school. For each pupil, their individual needs will be considered and tasks/activities will be differentiated and support will be provided accordingly.
During their time in KS4, the pupils will be looking to gain nationally recognised qualifications. It is important that the pupils see the relevance of all examinations and accreditation so pupils will be given the opportunity to use the skills from these in real life situations.
We do this through a broad curriculum consisting of Functional Skills, Personal, Social and Health Education, Citizenship and Independent Living Skills. We also provide a rich Expressive Arts programme as our students thrive from the opportunities that these curriculum areas offer.
Furthermore, in KS4, pupils are encouraged to use opportunities at home to further their learning. This can involve real life skills in which the school would like to hear about, extension tasks from lessons and educational websites. It is understood that for many pupils the idea of homework can add an unnecessary stress at home, but we also appreciate that others enjoy doing further work and would like resources and tasks to complete at home. Below are a list of websites that can be accessed at home. If any support or further work is required, do let the class teacher know.
Careers - Key Stage 4
Job coaches will come into school to explain about jobs in the Museum, Hotel and Café.
Pupils on the Internships will come into school to discuss their roles.
Preparation for work
Skills for employers
Meet The Team:
Miss C. Hynes - S1 Class Teacher, Eco Assistant, Parents, English/ Communication, Speak + Listening, Curriculum and Assessment, Evidence for Learning
Miss K. Reynolds - S2 Class Teacher, English/ Read and Write, Drama
Miss L. Cant - S3 Class Teacher
Mr L. Benson - S4 Class Teacher, Maths Co-ordinator, Curriculum and Assessment, Evidence for Learning
Miss S. Foga - S5 Class Teacher, SEND, Science Co-ordinator, Transition Co-ordinator, PSHE and SRE, School Direct and Behaviour.
Homework Website Links
Links to websites that require login information from school:
Mathletics – A maths website with interactive activities and a world-wide calculation challenge.
RMeasimaths – An adaptive maths website with interactive questions and activities.
Bugclub – A reading website with a wide range of books and comprehension questions.
IDL cloud – A reading and spelling website to help develop spelling patterns and skills.
Links to websites with a range of interactive activities, games, rhymes and various other learning resources:
Teachingmoney - Money activities and games
Mathszone – Maths specific games and activities
Dolchword – Games involving essential and common spelling words
Timestables - Times tables games and activities
Primarygames - Maths games
Khanacademy – Maths and science video lessons and activities
Nrich – Problem solving challenges
Parents/carers – fancy testing those maths skills yourself?