We aim to ensure that all pupils have access to creative, relevant and varied learning opportunities consistent with the National Curriculum. Learning activities are engaging, cross-curricular and age-appropriate which enables pupils to make good progress in core subjects, learn new skills and have fun. We plan activities to a topical theme, including many festivals and calendar events. The day usually begins with a practical starter activity, followed by individual lessons in English and / or Maths, and then an afternoon activity that is based on our current topic. The schoolroom is often busy with visitors from local organisations, museums and galleries to enhance and enrich are curriculum even further.
Older pupils (Year 10 and above) have the opportunity to attend creative workshop sessions on the TCT Ward, and are also offered one-to-one tuition in core curriculum subjects, as well as support in other subjects. We host the annual YAAs (Youth Achievement Awards) in partnership with CLIC Sargent social workers, which celebrate the achievements made by our older pupils at the Royal Marsden Hospital.
With permission we make contact with home schools to ensure as much continuity in pupils' education and learning as possible, and to also share advice about best practice in supporting children during and after their treatment. Where appropriate, we request targets in core subjects from home schools, and incorporate these targets into our teaching as much as possible. We are also happy to support pupils who wish to complete work that has been set by their home school.