Success Pathway is a unique class within Wade Deacon High School which gives pupils the opportunity to achieve their full potential and enable them to be ambitious, confident, enthusiastic, creative and resilient learners. The main purpose of this group is to provide a safe, predictable, and supportive class for pupils to enjoy their learning and catch up with key Literacy skills and concepts in Key Stage 3, before offering a more personalised curriculum in Key Stage 4 which includes a choice of GCSE qualifications and vocational opportunities. Pupils have additional lessons to focus on SMSC and Social Skills, as well as languages, ICT and PE, developing confidence and also promoting independence.
The Success Pathway team are committed to providing a quality curriculum which enhances every pupil’s learning experience to ensure it is academically, culturally, morally and socially rich. The intent of our curriculum is to develop all aspects of literacy skills and develop resilient, independent and confident learners. In addition to this, we want to maximise opportunities for pupils to engage within the wider society, ensuring equity and equality of opportunity.
Our Curriculum Journey
What the pupils say:
Students say, “topics allow us to build on our confidence and knowledge.”
“Teachers allow us time to reflect on what we have learnt, and time to improve our answers.”
“We feel safe and are more confident in speaking out in a small group.”
Five ways to support your child:
1.Encourage them to read at home.
2.Actively ask questions about what they are reading.
3.Support them with homework tasks to ensure that they are being completed.
4.Discuss topics that they are learning each term.
5.Promote independent working and review marking comments made.