Recovery Curriculum for all
The Recovery 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.
Classes are typically taught in mixed age groups based on individual needs and dynamics.
Our curriculum is divided into three distinct categories which motivates and supports learners towards their learning and employment goals. These are academic achievement, preparing for working life and becoming active and responsible citizens.
We provide an exciting and aspirational personalised curriculum with a strong emphasis on improving literacy and numeracy skills, as well as helping young people understand their emotions, build confidence, self-esteem and improve their behaviour. Enrichment activities are delivered on an afternoon with the focus on improving health, well-being and fitness.
· English – including English mastery
· Mathematics – including maths mastery
· Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), Spanish
· Reading Plus is used to rapidly catch up for our young people who are behind in their chronological reading age.
· Additional support is provided to help all learners close the gaps through subject specific intervention.
Preparing for working life
Happy & Healthy
· PSHE – Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education
· Employability lessons – Preparation for Adult Life
· STEM across the curriculum
· Cross curricular careers focus
· National Careers Week
· Opportunities for work placements with a range of different providers
Becoming active and responsible citizens
Happy & Healthy
· Life Skills
· Creative Mindfulness
· Outdoor Education
· Music / drumming
Happy & Healthy
· Enrichment opportunities, when the normal lesson timetable is suspended, take place during the year. These days allow our young people to learn in different ways such as off site, with external providers and a range of students. These days cover subjects such as Staying Safe, British Values and Study Skills.
Save paper and the pain of trying to decipher your handwriting with a flashcard app. Look for a version like Flashcards+ (iOS), which lets you create your own cards or import existing sets through Quizlet, a brilliant community site for students to share study notes.
This breaks down subjects into handy smaller chunks (there’s a clue in the name here..) and lets you revise topics, watch video summaries, complete activities and test yourself as you go. The site covers subjects from Key Stage One to GCSE.
A big part of revision is getting organised and keeping track of your study. The Revision Ace app lets you make a revision plan, record your time spent on each subject and track your progress as you go. Alternatively, you can create a colourful PDF timetable with the help of getrevising.co.uk, which will even suggest a schedule for you to follow.
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit learning tool that aims to provide a world-class education to anyone with Internet access. The site includes video tutorials and tests in Maths, Science, Economics, Computer Programming and History. The site keeps track of your progress and gives you awards for achievement. This is a great tool for getting to grips with the basics or taking on advanced study for extra credit.
Explore English Literature texts, watch video summaries and study a host of other subjects with popular study notes site Spark Notes. Try out No Fear Shakespeare, which puts the original text side by side with a modern translation to help you pick up the story and translate new words as you go.
Revise GCSE and A-level subjects, test yourself, make a revision timetable for free and download apps from this comprehensive revision website.
Need a quick study break? Why not stay productive and wake up your brain by playing a game from BBC Brain Smart. There are fun games to help you boost your memory, remember chains of numbers, get motivated and manage stress.
For more Key Stage 3 online resources click here
You can read our full KS3 English Programme of Study by clicking on the link below.PDF
You can read our full KS3 Maths Programme of Study by clicking on the link below.PDF
You can read our full KS3 PSHE Programme of Study by clicking on the link below.PDF
You can read our full KS3 Science Programme of Study by clicking on the link below.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