The Curriculum At Horton Lodge.

We provide high quality teaching and learning where children are challenged and every individual is valued. On a daily basis this can be observed in –

  • Happy, safe, confident, successful children that feel they are part of a school that cares about them and wants the very best for them
  • Learning experiences and activities that are meaningful, engaging, relevant and fun
  • Happy, skilled, dedicated, resourceful, pro-active staff that are accountable at all times, who feel they and their input are listened to and valued, who believe in the children and who are valued and trusted by them in return
  • Happy, supportive, trusting, informed parents that feel they provide a meaningful input into the education of their child and the general direction of the school
  • Happy, invaluable stakeholders that feel they are making a meaningful input to the education and wellbeing of the children and that they work  in a true partnership with the school
  • A school environment that visibly respects equal opportunity and maintains dignity and respect at all times


Core Aims…

  1. We aim to identify an individual child’s holistic abilities (Academic, Physical, Social, Emotional, Behavioural, Communication and   Medical) upon entry to the school and baseline their attainment at this point.
  2. We aim to identify an individual child’s obstacles to learning and development, and through effective interventions reduce the impact of these.
  3. We aim to track individual progress on a regular basis utilising quality assured assessment and benchmarking processes.
  4. We aim to utilise analysis of individual and group progress to identify and evaluate interventions.
  5. We aim to have in place robust and quality assured moderation processes that reinforce the assessment of achievement.
  6. We aim to have a high proportion of pupils making exceptional academic progress compared with national figures.
  7. We aim to ensure that all work presented to pupils is matched to their needs and enhanced by high aspirations for achievement.
  8. We aim to provide pupils with an exceptionally positive climate for learning and a broad, balanced, individualised and high quality curriculum (and extended school experiences) in order to encourage the development of independence, effective learning behaviours, creativity, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  9. We aim to provide pupils with high quality Conductive Education through which they can access the National Curriculum and EYFS.
  10. We aim to embed the principles of Conductive Education into our teaching at all times.
  11. We aim to work collaboratively with parents and other stakeholders in order to maximise the positive impact on pupil outcomes. This will include regular consultation and feedback regarding the impact of this.
  12. We aim to provide an environment supporting a Total Communication approach.
  13. We aim to ensure best practice with regard to pupil transition.
  14. We aim to facilitate impeccable pupil behaviour at all times by facilitating a pupil’s understanding of right and wrong and addressing any potential anti-social behaviour in an appropriate manner.
  15. We aim to work effectively with other settings and agencies in order to ensure that all children are safe at all times and that all forms of bullying, including cyber-bullying and prejudice-based bullying do not occur.
  16. We aim to nurture the highest possible levels of attendance  and punctuality.
  17. We aim to provide an environment in which individual differences  and cultural diversity are respected at all times.
  18. We aim to ensure that our Governing body and Senior Leadership Team have a deep and accurate understanding of the school’s performance, focus relentlessly on improving outcomes for pupils and are accountable.
  19. We aim to ensure that we have financial stability, including the effective and efficient management of financial resources such as the pupil premium funding and excellent deployment of staff and resources to the benefit of all groups of pupils
  20. We aim to ensure that our performance management and CPD mechanisms encourages, challenges and supports improvement.


Our Mission…

‘Working Hand in Hand to Achieve Potential’