In Class 4 there are 10 students. The lessons follow the KS4 curriculum leading towards their GCSEs at the end of year 11. We utilise specialist teachers from within Churchill School, as well as receiving some input from staff at Samuel Ward Academy. All teachers come to our classroom and work alongside two full time support staff to deliver high quality lessons in a familiar environment.
During lessons, students may work together in small groups, in pairs or independently. They can also choose to sit at an individual work station. There are also opportunities for students to work in small group rooms with adults.
Each day, we begin by discussing the daily timetable and discussing the lessons we will be having. This gives students the opportunity to raise any concerns or ask questions. Students are also prepared in advance of any impending variation to the timetable, for example visitors or room changes.
Our timetable is arranged as follows: two 60 minute lessons before a 15 minute break, two 60 minute lessons before a forty minute lunch and then we end our day with one last 60 minute lesson.
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays there is enrichment in which students have a large choice of activities.
Some students, who have individual timetables, integrate into lessons at Samuel Ward; some students also take part in sporting enrichment sessions there.
Our class timetables can be found in the attachments section on this page.
Class 4 are also supported individually and in groups by Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, the Educational Psychologist, the Family Liaison and the Pupil Support Coordinator. We strive to meet the individual needs of students both within lessons and through intervention programmes that develop literacy and numeracy skills and address social, speech, language and physical needs.
For further details regarding the principles of our curriculum and the courses available to our students select the ‘Our Curriculum’ tile below. Select the ‘Our Subjects’ tile for information on the curriculum content within each subject taught at Churchill School.