Our CEIAG curriculum builds upon the foundation of learning and experiences that student’s encounter during their time with us. Our curriculum is both innovative and progressive in addressing the government’s 2018 statutory guidance. Our learners are provided with school experiences that include enterprise opportunities and visits to the local community. As well as that our students are afforded the opportunity to develop lifelong vocational skills that will assist them in the world of work, whether that be supported employment, further education in college or university or in the volunteering sector. We ensure sharply matched work experience placements for our students in both secondary and sixth form. Career and industry visits also form a vital part of our curriculum and our bespoke Careers / Social Communication lessons focus on specific skills for particular jobs of interest and also provide a valid accreditation of employability skills.
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Rowan Park School aims to provide a broad, balanced, diverse and differentiated CEIAG curriculum which is challenging, creative and fun for students. Throughout the learning experience, we aim to facilitate learner’s acquisition of knowledge, skills and qualities which will help them to be more suitably informed about their choices and potential after leaving Rowan Park School. The curriculum is geared heavily towards equipping our students with the confidence to take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that they may come across in later life. In this way we aim to powerfully address through our curriculum the issues of social disadvantage that our students may be faced with. It is imperative to equip our students with the skills needed to achieve their career and next steps goals and to have aspirations to continue in education or develop within the workplace.
It is our over-arching intention that our students have a meaningful role within society and are able to contribute purposefully to their community. The CEIAG curriculum is reflective of this intention in that it teaches students from Year 7 to Year 14 important skills related to work ethic, community spirit and independent learning and working. Students have access to a range of work experiences that endeavour to teach them about the different roles within society and how to contribute effectively to each of these roles. Feedback and assessment is used to enable students to gain an understanding of which types of work they are best suited towards and why. The curriculum is structured in such a way through the key stages that it is able to build fluidly on skills and knowledge towards an end goal at which point students are appropriately informed of their options for the future.
Assessment clearly outlines student gaps in learning and it is with this knowledge that the curriculum reflects these gaps in student knowledge and skills and thereby responds to the school’s local context. The curriculum also addresses the needs of our autistic learners and seeks to eradicate barriers to their learning that are heavily affected by the triad of impairments and apparent social, communication and flexibility of thought difficulties. The curriculum map given to both leaders and teachers clearly outlines the difficulties for someone with autism can be overcome and offers suggestions for how to teach relevant topics. This is imperative that students with autism are able to access the same curriculum offer as their neuro-typical peers and not be disadvantaged in any way.
There are high expectations set at Rowan Park School within our CEIAG curriculum and it is expected that our students achieve to the very best of their ability and work on programmes of study that lend themselves to a wealth of relevant and beneficial accreditations. On leaving Rowan Park School it is our hope and intention that students are fully equipped to contribute to the world of work and society and that they have a host of relevant accreditations to this effect. Students should be confident in their strengths and be prepared to continue working on their areas of development so that they can achieve their overall ambitions and be successful members of today’s society in whatever capacity they are able.
At Rowan Park School we consider impact to reflect what our students have learnt. The CEIAG curriculum is a well-constructed and well-taught curriculum that has clearly defined end goals for each student that they are able to achieve through high quality teaching and assessment. The curriculum is evaluated and monitored continuously to ensure that the needs of these students are being met and that they have access to resources that will enable them to acquire the knowledge and cultural capital that they need to succeed in later life.
Students will leave Rowan Park with relevant accreditations via the CEIAG curriculum that will enable them to pursue careers and next steps of interest relative to them.
At Rowan Park School the impact is measured as to whether students are ready for the next steps in their academic or employment career and whether they have the skills necessary to access these next steps whether it be college, community involvement, supported employment or supported living.
Years 14 – 19
In the years 14 -19, careers is delivered through discrete lessons. The Curriculum covers a range of topics and is accredited through the our ASDAN life skill Challenge. We follow a 5 year rolling programme that was developed in collaboration with other School Merseyside. The programme ensures that students are given the skills to perform in a place of work or college to the best of their ability and also provides them with opportunities to make informed choices about their future and their next steps in life.