At Stratford Lodge we aim to provide consistent, diverse, enjoyable and structured learning opportunities through a waking day curriculum, seven days a week.
We understand that not all young people with Asperger’s Syndrome will learn new skills at the same pace. Our curriculum caters for students with a wide range of needs regardless of the speed of their progress. We offer one, two, and occasionally three year programmes (usually two years) for students with Asperger’s Syndrome and associated conditions.
We believe that our students are entitled to a curriculum that is characterised by breadth, balance, relevance, differentiation and progression.
The curriculum followed is broadly based on the statutory requirements of the new national curriculum, but the delivery of subjects is adapted to meet the very particular needs of our students.
Our curriculum offers a range of options that can lead to accreditation and qualifications. There is also an opportunity for students to undertake work experience where appropriate. Where possible the school places students with local employers and works with partner organisations to ensure the suitability of placements.
Consistent teaching and learning takes place over a longer period than in mainstream day schools. Class groups are small, allowing for individual programmes of study. Alongside the formal curriculum, behaviour management strategies and the development of social skills are also an integral part of every lesson on the timetable.