To enable our learners to achieve and to overcome their barriers to learning The Harbour School has structured its education delivery into two strands. The indentified strands consist of learners with Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD) and learners that have been identified as having a Medical need. Part of the ethos of The Harbour School is to enable learners to 'be the best they can be', this is facilitated by a curriculum that is firmly built on the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) where individual achievement and successes are promoted and celebrated.
Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3
For our KS2 and KS3 learners the core curriculum of English, Mathematics and Science are taught through the use of thematic tartan curriculum that enables engaging and creative learning. We also run a programme of activities through outside learning which allows learners to access new experiences and develop an understanding about the world around them in a safe and secure way.
Key Stage 4
For our KS4 learners we offer a core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, ICT and Art which lead to accredited outcomes. However, one of the biggest barriers to learning for our KS4 learners can be engagement. To overcome this we try to give each learner a personalised timetable of activities which can lead to accreditation. Learners will access different pathways through work related learning, college provision or via other outreach services.
For some learners in KS3 and KS4, where barriers to learning are so great, the delivery of education may be more informal, indirect and intensive. The programme for learners focuses on life skills and learning to learn, whilst threading through academic skills and accreditation.
Please click on the subject link below to find out more about the curriculum offered to our learners.