My child is now engaging more with others, learning and making so much progress. At times he may regress but I know they are there for him, ready to meet his needs and treat him with the care and respect he never received in secondary mainstream education. A massive thank you to all. (Parent from Hutton Grove) 2023
‘The school has a great record of personalising their education to best suit the needs of the individual.’ (Staff 2023)
‘I am able to be myself and have been given a chance to grow as a teacher as well as things I feel passionate about. It also is a flexible job which gives me enough time outside of school to be able to live a well-balanced life.’ (Staff 2023)
‘I’m happy to be part of a team that looks to improve the lives of our students and provide them with the best opportunities for the future.’ (Staff 2023)
‘ I am proud to work with some of the best colleagues and I believe our students have developed well since attending Southover.’ (Staff 2023)
|We intend to…
|Introduce the concept of education through a bespoke curriculum (ready to learn / reconnecting with learning) based on the attachment theory (add footnote with reference)
|Southover pupils often have attachment difficulties, a history of disrupted or limited education.
|Offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a range of subject qualification pathways
|Southover pupils deserve to choose the subjects they enjoy learning regardless of their ability.
|Effectively prepare pupils for the life in British society including opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences
|Southover pupils can benefit from additional exposure to prepare them for society
|Ensure all pupils leave Southover with a proficiency in the subjects they study to their best of ability
|skills and knowledge are both transferrable to everyday life and working environments.
Pupils often access learning:
While we have our well-sequenced curriculum pathways and schemes of work in place. It is common that contextual lessons and ‘out-of-cycle’ learning take place to explore the hidden curriculum, as Southover proactively plans to differentiate based on the needs and interests of the pupils.
Not all pupils are always in a ‘ready to learn’ state, and therefore, a range of ‘reconnecting with learning’ interventions are offered at Southover:
*Pupils’ engagement and interest in political issues are encouraged, and The Southover Partnership do not prohibit conversation about these issues, provided the political issues are age-appropriate. Teachers and staff support pupils’ understanding of political issues discussed and the different views held while avoiding endorsing any partisan or particular political viewpoints put forward.
In accordance with our curriculum Intents and Implementation, our pupils will be: