Lampard's EMPOWER Curriculum
Our unique curriculum has been carefully written to meet the needs of our students.
Overall Curriculum Intent:
Our curriculum is ambitious - it is coherently planned and sequenced, and carefully designed to meet the holistic needs of all our students. It allows all students to recognise their skills, qualities, aspirations and goals. It supports engagement with the arts and embraces digital technologies to support learning in the modern world. It is broad and balanced and EMPOWERs our students to become increasingly INDEPENDENT; to be more EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS; and to have EMOTIONAL WELLBEING – so that they are prepared to meet the world beyond Lampard.
We have identified these as our Phase Intents:
Lower School: To lay the foundations for learning and success
Middle School: To consolidate the strong foundations of learning and to apply skills with greater independence
Upper School: To demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained in functional contexts and prepare students for life beyond Lampard.
Real-life contexts underpin everything we do. We have developed a strong approach to Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) and give students targeted, planned-for opportunities to develop and practise their skills in the real world every week. We track these activities under the Preparation for Adulthood (PfA) framework and have developed 'Future Fridays' to focus on applying these skills in each of the four PfA areas: Education and Employment, Independent Living, Community Inclusion and Health.
In developing the curriculum, we have taken into account many contextual factors - our location, the areas in which our students live, the facilities available in these areas, the post-16 options, the economic situations of our families and the North Devon area in general, as well as the local jobs market and the outcomes set out in the EHCPs of our current cohort of students. Using the National Curriculum as our starting point, we have identified key skills and concepts to focus on in each curriculum area, and adapted these to each age and stage, to deliver a curriculum that will allow our students to have the most successful and fulfilled lives in the future as valued members of society.