“The curriculum is outstanding. Pupils have access to all the national curriculum subjects. Teachers work extremely hard to provide bespoke learning programmes for each pupil. As a result, learning needs are effectively met and pupils increasingly enjoy their lessons and appreciate the value of their education. Learning is enhanced by an extensive range of trips, visits and cultural experiences, all carefully planned.”
“Pupils with a history of extremely challenging behaviour and significant mental health issues make outstanding progress from their starting points. A creatively designed curriculum and personalised learning programme for each pupil ensure their needs are met exceedingly well.”
“Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is threaded successfully throughout the curriculum. The school’s core values: “The belief that all young people should be inspired to develop their talents and skills; to be challenged to strive to be the best they can be, but above all develop a thirst for learning that will stay with them throughout their lives” are tangible across the school.” Ofsted January 2016
The Libra School offers a curriculum based upon the National Curriculum differentiated when required to meet the needs of each child. Every child has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which is reviewed half termly and an individual timetable and 1:1 Support and Intervention Plan also reviewed half-termly, designed to focus on the child’s difficulties identified by the annual Educational Psychologist’s assessment of the child.
English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Computing, Cooking & Nutrition, French, PE, Design & Technology, Art & Design, PSHE, Citizenship, Music (including piano and guitar tuition).
If you would like to see our comprehensive Curriculum Policy please contact the school office for a copy:
The Libra School is a Thrive school where the emotional stability of a child is of paramount importance. Only with emotional stability can children develop and achieve. The school has 2 Licensed Thrive Practitioners and 2 professional Creative Art Therapists. Creative Art Therapy and Thrive Interventions are regular timetabled activities for all children.
More information on therapeutic interventions please click here.
“Forest School is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem, through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.”
There are 6 key principles to ‘Forest School’ practice:
Outdoor Education (climbing, kayaking, horse riding, mountain biking, canoeing, orienteering, surfing, coasteering, skiing, snowboarding, windsurfing, hiking) is an integral part of our curriculum. Outdoor activities are an excellent way for children to develop confidence, resilience and self-esteem. Activities that challenge children to push themselves to achieve beyond their expectations are hugely beneficial to the social and emotional growth of the child.
The SkillForce Way is about inspiring young people to succeed. It is inspired by the values, skills and experiences of their ex-Forces instructors and staff. Over 70% of their instructors have a Services background. They apply their knowledge, skills and values in the classroom to engage young people and inspire them to succeed.
Their mission is to inspire young people to achieve at school and succeed in life.
They achieve their Mission The SkillForce Way becauseu2026
Their professional approach is heavily influenced by their people. SkillForce employs high quality instructors with a wealth of skills and life experience.
In many cases, this expertise has been earned through service with our armed forces in all parts of the world. Having served their country they are now serving their communities.
Working with our Students in the SkillForce Way, the Instructors:
Through delivering their programme The SkillForce Way, the Instructors: