The curriculum at Alexandra School is designed with our school value of, ‘Believe in the possibility and the power of change’ at its heart.
- We focus on the individual learning needs of each pupil in order for them to make the best progress they can
- Class sizes are small, between 7-10 children in order for staff to personalise learning and promote independence
- Each class is taught by a teacher and one or more Learning Support Assistants.
Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum. It has been adapted so that the children are taught the key content, in a creative, cross-curricular way. We allow our children to spend longer on topics and to work at a level appropriate to their ability rather than simply their age. Teaching and learning opportunities are planned for children to develop and refine their core skills in literacy and numeracy. Children take part in daily lessons in which they work toward meeting individual targets that are regularly reviewed.
Staff are passionate about ensuring children have opportunities to develop their learning in real and relevant contexts. This is achieved through regular educational visits in the local area and beyond. The school works hard to prepare children for these experiences in order to ensure their success. Each year, we have a whole school outdoor and adventurous week during which children from Reception to Year 5 camp overnight. Children in Year 6 are offered a week-long residential trip in their final term of Key Stage 2. In previous years this has involved flying to France, being immersed in French culture and practising the French language they have learnt in school.
The school places an equal importance on allowing children to develop life skills which support their independence in the community and prepare them for their life after school. Life skills are taught across all subject areas, giving children an opportunity to consolidate these skills and apply them to different contexts.