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​​​Curriculum Information​​​​​​​

Success through positive learning experiences 

TMBSS aims to provide a curriculum which is highly responsive to the needs of the individual. Our key aim is to ensure that this is both high quality and effective for equipping the young person for their next stage. 

Pupils’ programmes follow the most recent National Curriculum requirements and close links are maintained with mainstream schools, to support reintegration into mainstream education / training. 

All pupils have the entitlement to access a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that is matched to their needs and abilities. A range of alternative provision activities are available to re engage, motivate and develop pupils’ skills. 

Activities planned with the aim of promoting the intellectual, social, moral, spiritual, cultural and physical development of pupils. 

Every pupil is able to fully access the curriculum irrespective of gender, ethnicity, belief, social or cultural background, academic ability, specialised need, learning difficulty or disability.​

​​Principles​

Encourage an enjoyment of learningby​focusing on success and what the pupils do well. Raising core skills of literacy and numeracy to allow the pupils to access learning more readily.
Develop lively enquiring minds byproviding varied and relevant programmes that encourage the ability to find, question, retrieve and apply information. Experience the following areas of learning – linguistic and literacy, mathematical, scientific, human and social, moral and spiritual, aesthetic and creative, technical, physical.
Develop the ability to exercise independence and initiativebysupporting pupils to apply understanding and skills in order to address issues, solve problems and carry out practical tasks e.g. Computing and Forest schools and providing the information to make healthy and safe decisions.
Build an understanding of the world in which pupils livebygiving opportunities to reflect on personal values and gain an understanding of those of other cultures e.g. John Muir Award, International Award.
Enable participation in a democratic societybyoffering activities that allow an appreciation and concern for self, others, property and the environment e.g. Eco schools committees.
Appreciate education as  lifelong learning bycareful planning for the short, medium and long term as a result of constructive interaction between teachers and pupils e.g. Year 11 Action Planning process.