At Thriftwood, from the Foundation Curriculum through to Key Stage 4 and external accreditation, every pupil is taught, encouraged and challenged to achieve his or her potential.
The Curriculum offers learning opportunities which are rich and varied and focus on the positive, celebrating and rewarding success and progress.
Small classes, staff with specialist SEN skills and experience, excellent facilities and a focus on the needs of the individual ensure that every pupil receives the time and attention needed to develop confidence and the desire to learn.
We produce a termly summary of the Curriculum for each class which details the range of learning activities that pupils will experience and also provides many ideas for you as support for your child's progress.
Pupils within Key Stage 2 will have the opportunity to swim weekly for part or all of the calendar year at school. During these sessions, the focus is on gaining confidence in the water, following adult instructions, developing strokes and working towards achieving 25 m unaided swimming. We also use this opportunity to promote independence, self-help skills and social communication.
Pupils within Key stage 3 have the opportunity to further refine these skills when swimming with the class in year 8.