Curriculum Offer

Curriculum Offer 2023 - 2025

Your Child, Their Future, Our Priority

Oak Lodge School's curriculum is designed to nurture and grow confident, resilient and independent D/deaf & SCLN young people. Our curricuum supports the devevelopment of knowledge, skills, behaviour and responsibility supporting our young people to take a meaningful part in society beyond Oak Lodge.  This philosophy underpins our core values and curriculum offer. We broadly have two pathways for pupils to follow – Vocational Pathway and a Skills for Life Pathway. All of our pupils are working below nationally expected levels.

Our school curriculum develops the whole child. We plan for students to experience, explore, create, question, organise and enjoy their learning across a broad range of subjects.

We encourage the following principles;

  • Establishing positive relationships
  • developing language and communication 
  • to work with young people within their preferred language / communication preserence
  • modeling best practice and being positive rolemodels
  • encouracging independence
  • encouraging student voice and that their ideas are heard
  • providing a safe and caring envionment tha meets pupils needs
  • using restorative and reflective practice. 

Our teachers are highly skilled and develop a curriculum plan that combines age related content while addressing previous gaps in knowledge and skills which could impede future progress. A wide variety of experinces and educational opportunities are offered to deepen students learning. 

This means that students follow an amended programme of study with clear sequences of learning developed from the national curriculum.

Each programme incorporates appropriate aspects of knowledge and skills from across different curriculum stages. Sequences of work scaffold learning as needed and facilitate highly personalised differentiation to enable all students to reach their potential.

Each subject has clear overarching objectives and a vision of where pupils will be at the end of each Key Stage. This includes the personalised pathway for each pupil. 

If you wish to find out any more regarding our curriculum offer please contact:

  • Head of Lower School  & Language & Communication Lead - Katherine O'Grady 
  • Head of 6th form & Skill for life Pathway - Hana Mortimore
  • Year 9 - 11 Vocational Pathway - Christine Mukasa Deputy Headteacher
  • Head of Maths - Sai Lee