Emma Nokes – Class Teacher
The core curriculum for students in this stage is English and Maths, some lessons in these areas will be taught in the classroom, some of the teaching is practical and functional and takes place in the community.
Students are taught problem solving skills and a focus on developing independent skills in all areas at an individual level.
Some students continue to follow a Multi-Sensory Curriculum in this stage which will focus on their individual therapeutic needs.
The older students may take part in work related learning activities which may include work experience.
At Mountjoy we use the OCR accredited courses and a range of Asdan qualifications and awards which link to work and independent living skills.
From KS5 our students have the chance to participate in the John Muir Award and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
The John Muir Award is an environmental award that encourages people of all backgrounds to connect, enjoy and care for wild places through a structured yet adaptable scheme. Taking part will develop an understanding of, and responsibility for, a chosen wild place or places.
The Duke of Edinburgh is a programme of rich and rewarding activities designed to challenge and develop the students.