At the Pilgrim Pathways School we believe in putting pupils at the centre of everything we do. Our curriculum intent is to provide high quality teaching and learning in order to help pupils grow and reach their full potential. We work hard to give all our pupils the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to progress and achieve academically, socially and emotionally. We do this through:
We are committed to providing a curriculum designed around individual needs. This ensures that as far as possible pupils are prepared for the next stage in their educational journey. All of our teaching takes place in a safe and nurturing setting where each pupil is valued and supported.
Each of our pupils is offered a personalised curriculum, designed to meet their unique medical/mental health needs, their particular interests and the demands of external qualifications such as GCSE’s. The Pilgrim Pathways School offers a rich, relevant, broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the mental, physical, spiritual, moral and cultural development of the pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and experiences of moving on with their lives.
When a pupil enters one of the four centres the Teacher in Charge of that centre will contact the pupil’s mainstream school or college and request information regarding that pupil’s prior attainment and targets, their individual learning needs, what subjects they are studying and any other information that might be useful concerning personal development behaviour and welfare. Internal baseline assessments will be carried out and a personalised learning plan will be written in collaboration with the pupil and shared with their parents/carers.
When a pupil is ready to leave one of the centres, the Teachers in Charge will work with the mainstream school, college or employer to ensure that reintegration is as smooth as possible. The Teacher in Charge will work with the child or young person to create a personalised transition plan. Support is given to all young people who are not in work, education or training to find a suitable placement.
If an alternative educational placement is needed the Teachers in Charge will liaise with locality teams to find a suitable placement. It may be necessary for an Education, Health and Social Care Plan (EHCP) to be written to support an alternative placement in which case the Teachers in Charge will liaise with the pupil’s previous school and Pilgrim Pathways School special education needs coordinator in order to prepare the report for the EHCP assessment.