We have a flexible approach to learning, personalising the curriculum and offering small teaching groups to meet students' learning needs and abilities.
At Cambian Pottersbury Lodge School 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 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.
Cambian Potterspury Lodge School believes that our students are entitled to a curriculum that is characterised by breadth, relevance 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.
The curriculum model emphasises the importance of key core subjects, whilst offering the full National Curriculum. Our curriculum offers a range of options in years 9 to 11 that can lead to external accreditation and qualifications. There is also an opportunity for students to have short periods of work experience where appropriate; these may be on or off-site. Where possible the school places students with local employers and works with partner organisations to ensure the suitability of placements.
I was impressed by the atmosphere in the school and in the classroom areas and in particular the level of engagement that the young people had in the sessions that they were present in. I’m sure it’s not always calm but the layout of the classrooms and the light and space do I think, help in creating a safe and therapeutic space for the young people to learn and achieve to their full potential.
- Director of Compliance, CareTech
Potterspury Lodge School Environment
Cambian Potterspury Lodge is set in a large country house and grounds with additional education and residential premises within the twenty-two acre site. We have a large playing field and hard court surfaces for recreation and there is an adventure playground in the grounds for younger students.
Each house has its own lounge and kitchenette. All houses have toilets and showers, with most houses containing baths. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for tidiness around the house and in their own rooms. They are encouraged to bring pictures, books and any other special items that are personal to them.
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.