Orchard Pathway at Southgate

Bringing our 2 curriculums is our Journey to Formal stage, which enables our pupils to build the learning and thinking skills needed to move from the Semi-Formal to the Formal Curriculum. 

Pupils in the Orchard Pathway have been identified as benefitting from a more formal learning approach.  Our Formal Curriculum is a more structured learning programme where the goals and objectives link closely to the national curriculum, but at the appropriate developmental stage.

Pupils in this pathway will be working several years behind age relate expectations and will have a diverse range of complex needs. However, in most cases, their primary need will be linked to cognition and learning.

Most pupils in this pathway will pursue formal accreditation which will allow them to move on to further study an appropriate post16 provisions.