At St Giles School we value the individuality of all of the children in our care. We are committed to giving all of our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high expectations for all children. The achievements, attitudes and well-being of all our children matter.

The Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum are our starting points for planning a curriculum that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children. We meet these needs through:

  • a creative curriculum that makes learning relevant and engaging;
  • high levels of differentiation;
  • realistic but challenging targets;
  • a range of accredited courses for our KS4 pupils that challenge and reward their achievements;
  • providing appropriate equipment, resources and staffing to overcome potential barriers to learning;
  • extra curricular opportunities in and out of school;
  • providing medical and therapy support;
  • training staff to meet the learning, medical and therapy needs of their pupils

Pupils are grouped in classes according to age and ability to ensure that differentiation and delivery of the curriculum can be well matched to the needs of the pupils.

Pupils come together in their departments for assemblies, playtimes, clubs and special WOW events. Classes also come together for special activities, e.g. on World Book Day and Science Day older students worked with younger students to share stories and science experiments. The whole school comes together for special assemblies at the end of each term.

All pupils take part in educational visits to support the curriculum and we also invite a wide range of special visitors into school to give pupils real experiences.

The pupils benefit from many links with other schools and organisations in Croydon. Pupils sing at the Croydon arts festival, take part in Youth Council activities and compete in sports events in Croydon and beyond.

Some pupils make significant progress during their time at St Giles and are supported to transfer to appropriate mainstream provision. This is discussed carefully with parents and carers at the Annual Review and school and home look together at settings and manage a transition package with the identified setting.

Please see our:  Inclusion Policy 2014