Our curriculum balances two equally important elements:
- The community school curriculum
- The St Aubyn Centre Therapeutic Department (SACTED) personal development curriculum.
The Community School Curriculum
We liaise closely with each student’s community school to ensure that, where possible, students continue with the work they would be doing if they were still attending their own school. Community schools are encouraged to set work, attend review meetings and remain in contact throughout the young person’s stay in hospital. We have specialist teachers in English, Maths and Science as well as a range of other subjects. Consideration is always given to the young person’s mental health and care is taken not to over-stress them. Where we feel changes to the student’s programme would be beneficial to their well-being we will advise schools accordingly.
The St Aubyn Centre Personal Development Curriculum
The SACTED personal development curriculum is an individualised curriculum based on the young person’s strengths and needs. It focuses on engagement, enrichment, personal development and supporting good mental health. The key teacher will timetable this in consultation with the young person and the medical, nursing and therapy teams. There are seven different elements and each student’s timetable will include a number of these. Key teachers will review the timetables regularly and make adjustments as necessary.
Further information on core subjects and the SACTED personal development curriculum can be downloaded below.