At Barton School, we ensure students experience a broad and rich curriculum appropriate to their age, aptitude and stage of development.
Our aim is to provide inclusive learning experiences where the young people can thrive and make choices about their own futures, overcoming any barriers.
Our intention is to deliver a highly personalised curriculum for every student which will address immediate barriers to learning, communication and self-regulation; provide challenge, support and a range of pathways to achieve student’s full potential both academic and in developing independence skills.
Our curriculum will prepare our students for adulthood and whatever destination plans are in place for life beyond Barton School, building confidence, resilience in order to thrive and be happy. Our personalised approach to teaching and learning recognises the unique starting points and often turbulent journey the students have taken prior to attending Barton School, with many students having experienced fixed term and permanent exclusions, breakdown in education placements and relationships, and extended periods of time out of school.
The focus for many of our students on arrival to Barton School is for them to feel safe, regulated, develop positive relationships, and follow routines, providing the building blocks for a successful learning journey.
All of our students are working towards a range of appropriate qualifications linked to their personal learning journey. These include Functional Skills in:
- Maths and IT
- Asdan Awards
- Duke of Edinburgh
- AQA Unit Awards
- Rock Hopper Awards
- Rebound Therapy Awards
All children have intensive support from our qualified teaching staff and learning support assistants as well as from Albus, our Therapy dog, who visits each week to keep us all in check!