Teaching and learning

The school recognises that certain knowledge, understanding and key skills within subjects may be taught as ‘subject based’ lessons although the school has adopted a ‘thematic approach’ to help deliver aspects of the curriculum.


Themes can provide a more meaningful context for class studies and we believe a more exciting cross-curricular approach – the development and application of thinking, and communication, information and communication technology (ICT) and number skills across the curriculum.


Using themes helps the school will aim to choose material that will:

  • provide a meaningful, relevant and motivating curriculum
  • meet the specific needs of learners and further their all-round development.
  • create a greater challenge by incorporating and using material in ways that extend breadth and depth of study and opportunities for independent learning. Themes will be reviewed termly in order to keep them relevant and interesting.