Values Academy

Subjects

Values Academy delivers a broad and balanced curriculum. As a an independent school we are fortunate to be able to offer academic skills in addition to a therapeutic curriculum, which offers Anger Management, Emotional Coaching and a range of other specialist services.

Lessons are taught in small groups or in a one to one situation. All young people receive one to one support throughout their day from a Learning Mentor. This enables the young people to have a more productive day and regulate their own behaviour.

English Language and English Literature

Purpose of study

At Values Academy we believe that a high-quality education in English will teach students to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them.

Through reading a range of text students have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. This will enable students to become critical readers and develop their own skills as writers.

Students in key stage four follow the GCSE Specifications which are consistent with the national curriculum. Students also have the opportunity to gain a Functional Skill qualification in English.

Mathematics

Purpose of study

To develop a young person’s understanding of numeracy and mathematical reasoning in all subjects so that they understand and appreciate the importance of mathematics.

All students will be taught to apply arithmetic fluently to problems, understand and use measures, make estimates and sense check their work.

Through the Key Stage Four GCSE curriculum all students will be helped to develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. This should enable them to acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems, make deductions and inferences to reach a solution.

Students have the opportunity to gain a Functional Skill qualification in mathematics.

In addition to the subjects already mentioned Values Academy offers the opportunity to gain a GCSE qualification in Physical Education, Biology, Art & Design and Health & Social Care.

Young people can also gain certificates in Preparation for Working Life and ASDAN which is designed to offer life skills based on young people achieving independence to complete daily life tasks.

Values Academy promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all young people in the school and prepares young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.