The curriculum is designed to provide for all students, in a safe and secure environment conducive to learning, the opportunities to:
- Experience a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum which encourages them to fulfil their potential.
- To develop their ability to enquire, discover, think and reason in order to become independent learners and be able to make responsible decisions.
- Develop in each pupil a sense of responsibility, self confidence and self worth.
- Progress with confidence to the next stage of their life and education through a process which encourages them to engage in life-long learning.
- Prepare for adult working life and to become an effective citizen caring for the community with respect, harmony and tolerance.
- Develop for themselves an active and healthy lifestyle.
At the Endeavour School the pupils have an entitlement to study all areas of the National Curriculum. The timetable is divided into lessons of 55 minutes duration. There are 5 periods in a day. All classes are timetabled for a daily English and Maths lesson. All other National Curriculum subjects are allocated lesson time according to the required national standards.
Key Stage 1
Classes are taught mainly by class teacher and predominantly delivered through a topic based approach. In addition to the subject curriculum emphasis is placed on the acquisition of language play and social skills.
Key Stage 2/3
Classes begin to experience individual subjects often taught by specialist members of staff. They remain with their form teacher for English and Maths. In addition pupils are encouraged to further develop their skills in thinking and reasoning.
Key Stage 4
Whilst continuing in their learning of English and Maths pupils begin to follow an agreed national syllabus for accreditation.
Entry Level Certification is offered in the following subjects:
Technology – Design and Food Technology
In addition to the above, pupils at key stage 4 have the opportunity to achieve an accredited First Aid certificate.
Enterprise skills have been introduced into the curriculum. Other work-related learning takes place through PSHE/Citizenship and additionally
Careers education and advice is offered to pupils through collaboration with Connexions.
Pupils are able to access work experience in both years 10 and 11.
A differentiated life-skills programme is offered at this key stage
At the Endeavour school, the curriculum is further supported through the following:
Football, Basketball, Netball, Trampolining, Boccia, Karate
Games and Puzzles
Concert Band, Violin, Piano
- Sensory Room
- Environmental Area