Secondary Education

Curriculum

Lessons at Rowhill follow a similar format to those within a mainstream school with a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum based on the National Curriculum. Lessons are 45 minutes in length and practical lessons 90 minutes. Pupils study the following Subjects:

 English.

 Maths.

 Science.

 ICT (Information and Communications Technology). Computing (September 2014)

 Art.

 Design and Technology (DT).

 Geography.

 History.

 Food Technology.

 PE (Physical Education).

 Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE).

 Vocational Education.

 RE and SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning).

Some pupils will have individualised areas of their timetable to address aspects of their development and learning that might benefit from this approach. These currently include literacy, speech and language, social skills and counselling. The curriculum at Rowhill is constantly being reviewed to ensure that it matches our pupils’ needs and keeps in line with national changes. The curriculum at Key Stage 4 (years 10 and 11) aims to develop skills that pupils will need for their life beyond school. It follows courses which could lead to qualifications, allow pupils to go on a work experience placement and attend a college link course.

The school is very keen to offer a broader curriculum beyond the recognised school subjects and has a huge and varied programme of extended curricular activities on offer. These include many sports and outdoor pursuits’ activities on our own site, at local facilities and across the county. There are many visits to a variety of places and a residential trip is usually on offer. As a Sports Specialist School we constantly offer activities and experiences which we are particularly keen to develop year on year.

RE and Collective Worship

We believe that we should promote tolerance for humanity and in particular those of different beliefs. Pupils need the opportunity to define their own beliefs and question any prejudices they may have developed through a lack of knowledge and understanding. The law requires that we offer Religious Education and that we hold a daily act of collective worship or reflection for all pupils. Through these areas we aim to encourage our pupils to show empathy and respect not only within our own community but also within the wider community in which we all live. Parents/carers have the right to withdraw their child from both these areas if they wish to do so.

Sex Education

It is important that children grow up with a healthy well-informed attitude to human sexuality and relationships. Sex education at Rowhill is taught through Science and PSHE.  Parents/carers have the right to look at the policies and subject materials used and to withdraw their child from sex education sessions. For further information please contact the school.

Homework

Staff at Rowhill set homework as required.  Your child may be asked to complete work or research a particular subject at home that forms an extension of a lesson or that may need finishing in their own time. Parents sometimes request that their child is set extra homework and may do so through contacting your child’s tutor.  Please try to support and encourage your child with their homework and provide them with somewhere quiet to work to help them be successful. There are also useful links on the website to support learning at home.
 



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