At REACH school, we understand the importance of a well-rounded, fulfilling curriculum to prepare our students for their further education, and for their future as citizens of the UK.

At REACH School, we recognise that students who attend our school exhibit a wide range of both educational and emotional needs, which by their very nature can impinge negatively on their progress. Our aim is to provide them with the highest quality provision. It is therefore important that we provide a curriculum which is enriched by a range of planned activities and experiences to enhance learning and personal development so:

  • Students become successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
  • Students become confident individuals who are able to live a safe, healthy and fulfilling life.
  • Students become active and responsible citizens who make a positive contribution.
  • The curriculum needs to be flexible, inclusive and offer continuity, coherence and progression, motivating and challenging all of our students whatever their ability and promoting achievement for all.

Our curriculum seeks to promote:

  • Education as an important and on-going process, which enriches the lives of all members of the community and through this, the society in which they live and to which they contribute.
  • Education as a route to the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, physical and mental development, and thus the well-being of the individual.
  • Education as a route to equality of opportunity for all.
  • Education that reaffirms our commitment to the virtues of truth, honesty, tolerance, trust and respect.
  • Reaching all Educating to Achieve through Challenge and High Expectations.

Life Skills

Life Skills at REACH School is the way in which we deliver PSHE. Through work in lesson time and a wide range of activities across and beyond the curriculum, students gain practical knowledge and skills to help them live healthily and deal with the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues they face as they approach adulthood.

Subject overview- all students have the opportunity to study:

  • GCSE English, English Literature, GCSE Mathematics, GCSE Science and ICT.
  • Life Skills.
  • Two more GCSE options from Art, Catering, Physical Education, ICT, Religious Studies, History and Health and Social Care.

Enriched Curriculum

  • Work Related Learning uses the context of work to develop knowledge, skills and understanding needed in a working environment. Students attend their work placement on a weekly basis for 5 hours where they gain employability skills, skills in punctuality, customer service, tool handling, communication, team-work and ICT, alongside level 1 or 2 vocational qualifications.
  • CEIAG programme at REACH is an important part of our school curriculum ensuring all students have access to support and opportunities to enable them to make informed decisions about their future.
  • Challenge Day enables students to take part in activities to help improve and develop personal and social skills through experiences involving co-operation, trust, problem solving, decision making, goal setting, communication, leadership, responsibility and reflection.