Thriftwood School & College are asking for the support and understanding of our visitors in helping us minimise the risk of COVID-19.
Thriftwood continues to take guidance from Public Health England. Taking this into account, we are now limiting access to the site to essential visitors only.
If your visit to Thriftwood is an essential one, we would nevertheless ask that you refrain from visiting if:
Along with all members of the Thriftwood community, any visitors to the School or College should wash their hands with soap and water before leaving home and once they arrive on site. Gel hand sanitiser will also be available on arrival and throughout your visit. You will need to wear a face covering throughout your visit to our school.
For the avoidance of potential embarrassment, we would also like to advise you that Thriftwood is currently operating a ‘no handshake’ policy for all members of its community.
We apologise for not being able to give you our usual warm welcome, but we must take the current situation very seriously and look after the welfare of our pupils and staff.
If you have any questions, please contact the member of staff you were due to visit.
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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.
Our Curriculum Summaries for the Autumn Term 2020 are below:-
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.