In KS1 and KS2, our learners access the national curriculum which is expertly delivered through a range of innovative means and techniques.  

We teach English both with whole class text work, (building vocabulary and language), as well as in a personalised, targeted carousel (focusing on literacy skills). We use Twinkl phonics and the PM reading scheme. In Maths, we follow White Rose Maths – a fantastic scheme for ensuring deep understanding of number and mathematical concepts.  Our science curriculum is practical and enquiry based with pupils working towards Star awards.  

Our learners are also taught PE twice a week to ease anxiety, tension, and stress and help improve attention in class. In addition, we offer practical cookery sessions throughout the year to boost confidence and allow our young people to make smarter food choices.  Each class has a weekly 'Forest school' lesson at our Trinity site where they learn about the natural world through practical and physical learning.  

Curriculum Intent

Our aim at RBA is that we have the child at the heart of everything we do, offering them, and their families, a fresh start and an opportunity to re-engage with learning in a supportive, inclusive environment. We offer flexible learning, through enriching life & learning experiences with an ambitious curriculum. This unique curriculum caters for the individualised needs of every child in a therapeutic, nurturing environment with professional support. We strive to help them become confident, resilient, independent people, who aspire to succeed as citizens of the world, focusing on social and emotional development. Through mutual trust, respect, and the development of positive relationships, we hope to instil empathy, compassion, and kindness whilst valuing diversity. This is embedded in all aspects of school life. We help families to find an education setting that is the best fit for them and enriches their experiences going forward.