Here at the Link School our intent is to REACH: 

The broad and balanced school Curriculum provides a strong academic core of subjects underpinned by our REACH vision

Classes are typically taught in mixed age groups based on individual needs and dynamics.


  Curriculum Intent Statement.PDF

Curriculum Intent 

Through our REACH vision the curriculum will be built on the 5 Levers: Relationships, Community, Transparent Curriculum, Metacognition and Space as a systematic, relationships-based approach to address individual gaps in learning and skills.

Curriculum Intent 

  • Personal and academic progress over their time within the school community.
  • The majority of curriculum time is given to core subjects to ensure that our learners have the essential skills needed for life and access to the wider curriculum.
  • Personalised, differentiated support to stretch and challenge our learners so progress is accelerated from point of entry.
  • Ensure all our learners make progress towards national expectations to narrow the gaps in learning.
  • Enrichment through a creative curriculum and outdoor education which underpins SMSC and British values to create responsible and active learners.
  • Provide smooth transitions between different phases of school life to enable continuous and progressive learning at all points.
  • Intervention programmes and community activities are offered to enhance learning, personal development, and safety
  • Careers Information Advice and Guidance is embedded across the school.

You can read our full Mathematics Policy by downloading the PDF below.

  Mathematics Policy.pdf

You can read our full PSHEE and RSE Policy by downloading the PDF below

 download-icon  The Link School PSHEE and RSE Policy.pdf

You can read our full Science Policy by downloading the PDF below

  Science Policy.pdf

You can read our full Literacy Policy by downloading the PDF below

  Literacy Policy.PDF

For more details about our Curriculum use the contact details below and you will be directed to the most appropriate area


Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777

Office Opening Times

Mon-Thurs: 8am – 4:30pm

Friday: 8am – 4pm

Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 561 4777



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