Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Intent


At Insights School, our goal is to prepare our children/young people to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they can go on to succeed academically, socially and as positive members of society. Through our specialist therapeutic and learning support we enable them to engage fully in all educational and enrichment activities, where individual talents can be spotted and nurtured to ensure that all children/ young people experience success and reach their full potential.

Our children/young people will experience a curriculum that:

· develops curiosity and critical thinking

· become more resilient so that they are able to deal with both success and failure, so that they are better prepared to face challenges in the future

· enables them to develop social values of acceptance, respect, empathy, responsibility and integrity

· will support them understanding of moral values, expectations and developing their knowledge and cultural capital they require to succeed in life

· supports the development of motivation, self-regulation, self-belief and independence

· prepares them for transitions through key stages and adulthood

· teaches how to stay safe through being able to make informed decisions

Pupils aged 5-11 years attend the lower school and follow the National Curriculum with emphasis on pupils developing their emotional literacy, social and communication skills through play and sensory learning.

Our cross curricular projects, educational trips, activities and residentials help pupils to develop skills, knowledge and understanding whilst being motivated through stimulating and interactive learning.

Pupils have access to specialist staff that provide; counselling, mentoring, learning and therapeutic support (including Speech & Language, Play, Art, Lego, Music, Drama, Equine and OT). Home /school communication is important and regular contact is made to update parents/carers on pupils’ progress.

At Insights School, Students aged 11-16 years work towards academic and vocational qualifications and accreditation. Students can gain GCSEs in up to 10 subjects that are taken in years 10 and 11, however, gifted and talented students are entered early if ready.

We offer a wide range of academic and vocational programmes include Functional Skills, Life Skills, BTEC, NCFE, ASDAN, GCSE, A Level courses and Duke of Edinburgh Awards for Bronze, Silver and Gold. We have excellent facilities for; music recording and technology, photography, media, film production, hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy. We also specialise in creative and performing arts and sports coaching. We work in partnership with colleges and training providers to enable students to access construction, motor mechanics, hospitality, animal care, aquaculture, horticulture and catering courses.


Students are supported in developing life and social skills through personal development programmes which include; anger management, making positive choices, healthy lifestyles and independent living.

Students are supported on part-time college placements in a vocational area of their choice. Work experience placements are arranged each term to maximise students’ experience and knowledge of the world of work.

We work closely with local businesses and industry to provide our students with up to date information and guidance on the skills that are needed for successful employment.

Students have access to specialist staff who provide counselling and therapeutic support.