Our core teaching team are able to teach English Language and Literature, Maths, Science, ICT, Personal, Social and Health Education, Art, Careers Education and Employability, Food Technology Religious Education and Photography. We also use a selected bank of peripatetic teachers to offer subject specialism to those pupils who are too unwell to access the teaching bases, and who may live in geographically isolated areas.
You can find details of last year's GCSE results and an analysis of our performance overall here.
Alongside core subjects, we work with other agencies to provide ‘enrichment’ in our curriculum. We have a weekly music session provided by Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust, use local leisure centres to provide an appropriate ‘active’ curriculum, and have external visits to a variety of locations. We also use grants to bring in artists to undertake projects or use other facilities to provide activities such as pottery and poetry.
Some examples of these projects are 'Voices of the Fire'. This was a joint project with Northamptonshire Libraries Service and gave the opportunity for a group of year 10 & 11 pupils to experience many different art forms and experiences. These included drama, contemporary dance, hip-hop, graffiti art, poetry and photography without a camera. You can see some examples of the photographs produced following our trip to London above and listen to it here:
You can listen to the podcast here:
We are currently seeking accreditation for the creative work we do across our curriculum through The Artsmark Award, and will be holding a celebration event at Northampton museum on Tuesday 19th July 6 - 8pm.
Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education
Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education is an important part of our teaching and themes are woven through the curriculum. ‘Thought for the day’ sessions include moral and ethical decision and discussion, and trips to local religious centres and fund raising activities are included in this area.
Our aims for SMSC education can be found here:
As part of the SMSC work, and through other subjects, we are now required to teach our pupils about the four fundamental British Values which are:
- Individual liberty
- Rule of law
- Mutal Respect and the Tolerance of those with different Faiths and Beliefs
You can see the ways in which we promote these values through our curriculum from the statement here
We also try to offer vocational learning opportunities for some pupils. We use ‘Centurion Learning Solutions’ who provide some of our pupils with access to Design Technology, Resistant Materials and Motor Vehicle Studies. Students also access courses at Northampton / Moulton and Tresham Colleges.
Work related learning, Enterprise, Careers education, information, advice and guidance are very important to us at Hospital and Outreach Education (HOE). As a sign of our commitment to our students we are currently working towards achieving the 'Careers Mark' award.
We deliver discrete lessons for our students in our bases for Careers, Preparation for Working Life (P4WL) and PSHE. We work closely with external agencies such as Prospects (used to be called Connexions). ALL of our students including our outreach cohort have one-to-one meetings to discuss their aspirations for the future and to put realistic action plans in place.
We are proud to be part of the Northamptonshire Enterprise Project (NEP) and are able to liaise with a wide range of businesses both in commerce and industry because of this joint venture. We can use their expertise to inspire and motivate students as they make their choices for Post 16 and the world of work.
With a wealth of information and resources at our fingertips, we encourage the students to be proactive in researching jobs. The students really benefit from visiting speakers and trips to colleges and 'World of Work' open days. We also work in partnership with mainstream schools to ensure that our students can attend the very best events in the county.
All of our students have the opportunity to take part in Work Experience which is coordinated according to their needs at HOE using the Connexions database of approved employers. Parents/Guardians will receive and invitation in due course to attend a Parent time session at their child's home base for more information about the process.
Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Our SENDCo at HOE is Chris Woods. She is responsible for any pupils who are educated through HOE and have additional special educational needs and/or disabilities. She undertakes assessments, writes reports to inform education, health and care plans, and co-ordinates all of the access arrangements for external examinations, in association with our exams officer.
A copy of our SEND Information Report for 2015-2016 can be found here : Download File
A copy of our SEND audit 2015-2016 can be found here: Download File
A copy of our SEND action plan 2016-2017 can be found here: Download File