Our Curriculum Offer

At Venn Boulevard Centre, we understand that every pupil comes to us with their own unique educational journey, including those with special needs, adverse childhood experiences, and social, emotional and mental health needs. As a result, we are committed to providing a positive and stabilising setting that bridges to continued education, whether that be to another mainstream school or a specialist setting.

Our curriculum is designed to be flexible and personalised, enabling pupils to progress to the next stage of their educational journey. Our aim is to provide a curriculum that allows each child to shine, nurturing their individual talents and raising aspirations.

We believe that all pupils have the entitlement to be educated in line with Article 28 of the UN Convention on the rights of a child. Our curriculum is designed to re-engage all students as learners, enhance their self-perception as learners, and inspire and motivate them to foster a curiosity to learn.

 

We place a strong focus on developing pupils’ social development, emotional wellbeing and mental health, with a strong curriculum focus on the facilitating subjects of reading, English and mathematics. In addition, pupils are encouraged to explore subjects beyond the core curriculum and to lead healthy and safe lifestyles.

At Venn Boulevard Centre, we understand the importance of transition in children’s lives, and our pedagogy is underpinned by a deep understanding of attachment theory and child development. We believe that relationships are key, and all behaviour is communication.

Our PSHE curriculum and embedded British Values & SMSC ensure that we fulfill all our statutory obligations under equality legislation. We are committed to providing a nurturing and supportive environment that enables our pupils to thrive.

“Pupils make strides socially and emotionally.”

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“Pupils are given chances to reflect upon this
through ‘life books’ where observations are made, and improvements praised.”

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“Pupils value the way in which you and your
staff make everyone feel included.”

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“Pupils welcome new arrivals with understanding and compassion.”

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“A time of ‘reflection’ at the end of the
day allows pupils to consider how they have performed at school and helps them to focus on their attitudes and behaviours. ”

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“Teachers consider
pupils’ emotional well-being deeply and give them space when they need to refocus.”

Ofsted

“A time of ‘reflection’ at the end of the
day allows pupils to consider how they have performed at school and helps them to focus on their attitudes and behaviours. ”

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“Inspectors saw first-hand the way in which your staff spoke to pupils with compassion and respect.”

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“Your school helps pupils to become
confident rounded young people.”

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“Pupils talked to us about the way in which you
and your staff celebrate difference and help to make everyone feel valued.”

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“An SEMH curriculum runs through the heart of your school.”

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“In classrooms, pupils focus hard and respond well to any advice and guidance that is given to them.”

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“Within classrooms, teachers reward positive behaviours consistently.”

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“Before coming to
school, you and other leaders work hard to understand the needs of individual
pupils.”

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“The most striking aspect of your school is the way in which you plan to support pupils’ individual needs.”

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“The work of the
life coach can include one-to-one work in addition to positive thinking strategies,
mindfulness and aromatherapy.”

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“Pupils at your school feel safe.”

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“Pupils told inspectors that they really value the way in which they feel respected at your school.”

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“All pupils benefit from targets to help them to develop their social and emotional skills and to build a level of resilience.”

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“You seek to identify any triggers which cause pupils to behave erratically and you work towards eliminating these.”

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“The systems and structures that you have put in place ensure that pupils feel safe at school.”

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“Teachers and teaching assistants work hard to ensure that pupils are ‘nudged’ in the right direction in lessons.”

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“Once at school, the life coach works with
individuals to help them to deal with any anxieties that they may have.”

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“Teaching at your school is characterised by positive relationships between members of staff and pupils.”

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