"To provide Learners with a positive, enriching, creative, curricular experience. The expectations at all times is the highest achievement at all levels and in all aspects of school life."
Expectations of Learners & Staff at The Village School
We are a Sixth Form where:
- Learning is engaging, varied & well-planned. Learners share in their responsibility to learn.
- Learners properly prepare and contribute to their time in The Village School Sixth Form both academically & pastorally.
- Learners and staff attempt to achieve high standards in all aspects of work and attendance.
- Lessons provoke interest, challenge and develop Learners’ knowledge of the subject and its broader context in the curriculum and PFA/careers/society.
- All Learners contribute to the life of the school and its community.
There are seven broad key areas that our curriculum is based on:
- Human and Social
- Aesthetic and Creative Arts (music, art, dance and drama)
- Preparation for adulthood
- Character strength
These will be enriched with Helping others, Skills for life, PFA, Self-advocacy, Healthy living and Exploring the environment and Horticulture, Careers Education, Enterprise.
Personal Development curriculum termed Aspire at key stage 5, and Head Start at key stages 3 and 4. The outcomes of our curriculum will be geared towards providing our learners with the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens.
We incorporate external accreditations where possible, through the use of a wide range of qualifications including IGCSE, entry level, BTEC, SOI awards, Arts Awards, AQA Awards and the Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN).
Delivering a TVS baccalaureate for the young people based on our curriculum offer which includes some of the following: expressive arts, horticulture, work experience and work-related skills, teamwork exercises, hosting skills and enterprise etc.
The curriculum is outstanding and enriched with high quality engagement and diverse experiences that enables learners to develop knowledge and skills through key themes: Healthy Living, Exploring the Environment, Skills for Life / (PFA), Helping others, Self-advocacy. The curriculum is based on themes linked to key themes to enrich activities and resources offered in teaching sessions, the creative curriculum subjects, and community visits. Communication, reading, writing and numeracy is delivered by specific interventions delivered within our learners’ pathways to ensure there is consistency in practice across school, for example, with regards to the teaching of Phonics or the delivery of Attention Autism.
The curriculum is planned to provide continuity and sequential learning combined with experiences that are relevant, interesting and challenging considering learners age and stage of education.
It aims to promote the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of the learners as well as their intellectual and physical development.