Curriculum Statement

Curriculum Statement2021-07-13T14:05:18+01:00

“Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.” – George Evans.

  • Our aim is to provide a bespoke education for each of our students; our vision to create independent, free thinking, questioning learners; building resourceful, ambitious, resilient and flexible citizens.
  • Our ethos is rooted in a desire to bring out the best in all students and prepare them for the next steps on their learning journey and continuing success in life.
  • Our aim is to provide a bespoke education for each of our students.  Our curriculum is designed to provide all our students with the core knowledge that is the foundation of this success.
  • We aim to maximise their cognitive development, to develop the whole person and the talents of the individual so that West Lodge School students become active and economically self-sufficient citizens.

At the heart of our curriculum lies a respect for the subjects we teach and for the insight that each provides into the world around us. We teach our students how to think, how to criticise, how to be active, how to question, rather than passive, recipients of information; but each of these skills are taught within the context of the rich knowledge each subject provides.   By using a thematic basis, we instil in our students the best of what’s been thought, said and done in the modern community and world they must navigate. Our curriculum enables students to appreciate how subjects overlap learning key skills to utilise the subject knowledge in a holistic and real-life way. Participating in the full and meaningful learning journey that includes the richness of the human experience.

Our curriculum has been developed to have real-life flexibility that meets the individual needs of our students whilst enabling them to be part of a learning community without the stigma of gaps in their learning journey thus far.