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Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3 pupils are allocated a class teacher who they are in contact with at least three times a day, including registration and at the end of the school day. In Key Stage 3 pupils, have regular assemblies on Monday with Key Stage 4, on Wednesdays, certificates and awards are distributed for good work in lessons and Friday assemblies are more inclusive, involving the whole school. The pupils in Key Stage 3 participate in a wide range of subjects, the curriculum incorporates:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Religious Education
  • Design Technology (DT)
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Independent Living Skills (ILS)
  • PSHRE   

All pupils in Key Stage 3 are taught Literacy and Numeracy in groups based on their level of progress, which is regularly monitored and assessed. The importance of Literacy and Numeracy is reinforced with pupils, participating in these subjects every day. Before and after lunch pupils go with their class group and staff team to a variety of time tabled lessons.

Pupils learn a wide range of transferable and social skills across the different subjects; that they can use as they progress through the school. Specialist rooms are available for Science, Art, DT, ILS, Computing and PE, which aids the development of pupils in Key Stage 3.

The school has an existing relationship with Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).This allows pupils to experience horse riding on a weekly basis.  

In Key Stage 3 pupils participate in sports fixtures such as the Panathlon and Kent School Games competitions. Pupils have been given the opportunity to also learn new skills by participating in circus, dance and music workshops throughout the year.

In Key Stage 3 pupils participate in a wide range of out of school activities, which have included local castles, museums and attractions. In year 9 pupils go on a week’s residential/activity week, which has given pupils the opportunity to develop their confidence and social skills.

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