Here at the Link School we aim:

  • To provide a nurturing and creative environment in which our children and young people can flourish and grow to their full potential so they can aspire and achieve
  • Develop a culture where our children and young people are recognised as unique individuals and experience a sense of belonging
  • Create an environment that effectively breaks down the barriers to learning enabling our children/young people to achieve individual excellence
  • To promote emotional wellbeing and resilience in our children and young people who are then able to regulate emotions, live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Raise aspirations so our young people and their families have the confidence and skills in preparation for their next life stage

The curriculum is organised in such a way that it provides children and young people with differentiated support and strategies to be successful in developing their own behaviour for learning.

  Curriculum Intent Statement.PDF

Strategic Intent

To develop a curriculum which:

  • Engages our children and young people in learning
  • Creates a partnership with our parents/carers and all stakeholders
  • Takes into account individual learning needs, experiences and backgrounds
  • Allows everyone to experience success
  • Raises aspirations and standards of attainment

Curriculum Principles

  • 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 children and young people have the essential skills needed for life and access to the wider curriculum
  • Personalised, differentiated support to stretch and challenge our children and young people so progress is accelerated from point of entry 
  • Ensure all our children and young people make progress towards national expectations in order 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 citizens
  • Support transitions at each key stage for all our children and young people
  • Intervention programmes and community activities are offered to enhance learning, personal development and safety
  • Careers Information Advice and Guidance is embedded across the school

The Curriculum

The broad and balanced school Curriculum provides a strong academic core of subjects underpinned by SMSC, fundamental British Values, Careers Guidance, Healthy Living and well-being, preparation for the next stage, equality and diversity.

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

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

  Mathematics Policy.PDF

You can read our PSHEE Policy by downloading the PDF below

 download-icon  The Link School PSHEE Policy

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


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

Tel: 0191 561 5777

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

Tel: 0191 561 4777