Fair Ways Education curriculum is designed to be sufficiently flexible to meet the individual needs of all our pupils. All activities that take place during the school day are part of our ‘Whole School Curriculum’.

For our pupils aged 11-16 years we have developed an assessment model which combines the National Curriculum, Social, Moral, Spiritual Cultural (SMSC) and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Life Skills.

Our curriculum is designed to address the individual developmental, sensory, physical, personal, social, emotional and communications needs of the pupils. We offer a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum to each pupil as part of our whole school approach to educational entitlement.

Each pupil has a Specific Education Targets provided for all subject areas. As all the pupils have Education, Health, Care Plans they would also have an Individual Education Plan (IEP). The IEP is designed to ensure all aspects of the pupils education is being targeted and developed. These documents are formulated by the teacher in consultation with parents, social workers and outside agencies and incorporate educational and therapeutic support. The plan contains individual objectives and targets, which are regularly monitored and updated by staff. Pupils’ progress is reviewed through teacher assessment and is reported formally via, School Reports, Review Meetings, End of Placement Reports and Statutory Review Reports.

We use the Life Skills Short Course Curriculum of ASDAN as well as their bronze award. The ASDAN provision is set to further increase within the school to enable as much transferable work and qualifications to be achieved as possible.

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Key Stage 3 is recognised as being the crucial building blocks for student’s integration when entering back into the education system. The majority of students that arrive have been unable to succeed in a variety of educational placements and have severe low self-esteem. Fair Ways school initial priority is engaging young people in a nurturing positive environment. Fair Ways provide a safe secure school with consistent therapeutic boundaries and individual 1:1 time tables based around their specific needs.


Fair Ways Education follow the national curriculum and assess throughout the year using both formative and summative assessment approaches. Pupils will have core subjects – Maths, English and Science on timetable and be encouraged to participate in Catering, Art, Sport, Outdoor Education, Music, Humanities, Mechanics, ICT, Personal Social Health Education and Life Skills through the ASDAN modules taking steps in completing a variety of awards building on their educational achievements.

Pupils will also participate in a variety of outdoor education activities including, power boating, climbing, horse riding, archery and group sporting games.

We also work closely with external agencies such as child and adolescent mental health teams, and educational psychologists which can all have input to how individual learning is decided to meet the needs of the pupils. The schools are also supported through therapeutic input including Occuaptional Therapy, Speech and Language, Music and Play Therapy. As well as having access to a therapeutic art space and riding establishment.