A specialist SEN school for secondary aged boys with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs

Opportunity, Encourage, Achieve

At LWS Academy, our broad and balanced curriculum is deliberately ambitious and creatively personalised to meet the specific needs of all our learners with social, emotional and mental health needs. We develop our learners holistically by enabling their achievement academically, vocationally and personally. Our curriculum aspires to prepare learners to achieve in a world beyond a specialised learning environment by building positive learning habits through our ‘Lord Wilson Values’:

 

Respectful individuals – who make positive choices to lead safe, healthy and happy lives;

Responsible citizens – who make a positive contribution to their school and local community;

Ready to learn at school and beyond – who can flourish during their time at school and in the world of work.

 

Across both Key Stage 3 and 4, all our learners study our core and extended curriculum which includes:

 

  • English Language, Literature, Mathematics,  Science and History (Core)
  • Art and Design, Food and Nutrition and Physical Education (Extended)

 

Alongside this, our learners’ personal development is fundamental to our curriculum. We want to equip all learners with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. We champion reading and numeracy alongside the handwriting and spelling in all subjects dedicating specific time to:

 

  • Numeracy Ninjas and Weekly spellings in Tutor Time
  • Personal, Social, Health and Religious Education across the week
  • Weekly Whole School Reading

 

Our curriculum not only develops our young people academically but socially, emotionally, culturally, physically and spiritually. Our commitment to providing students with a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and societies during our structured social time adds depth and breadth to our provision, allowing our students to pursue their hobbies and interests. This is because we aspire to develop learners’ interests and talents so that they are the best they can be.  This includes keeping physically and mentally healthy, understanding what it is to be human and becoming kind and model citizens in society.

 

How our day is structured

During the academy day students will move around the site to access specialist teaching spaces for all subjects. Each year group has their own timetable and have access to pictorial timetables. Key Stage 4 students access their own personal ‘Pathway’ including College, Work Experience and Alternative Provision

Our school day has been designed to optimise learning time as well as providing ample opportunity for staff to work with students on their Social Emotional and Mental Health needs.

Academy day – Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday/ Thursday:

09:00 – 09:10 Arrival + before school clubs

09:10 – 09:30 Morning registration including Personal development tasks such as handwriting or spellings.

09:30 – 10:10 Lesson 1

10:15 – 10:55 Lesson 2

10:55 – 11:10 Morning break + Activities

11:10 – 11:40 Lesson 3

11:45 – 12:15 Lesson 4

12:15 – 12:40 Lunch + Activities

12:40 – 13:20 Lesson 5

13:25 – 14:05 Lesson 6

14:05– 14:15 Afternoon registration

14:15 – 14:45 Enrichment

Friday is a shorter day due to afternoon meetings and training. 

09:00 – 09:10 Arrival + before school clubs

09:10 – 09:30 Morning registration including Personal development tasks such as handwriting or spellings.

09:30 – 10:10 Lesson 1

10:15 – 10:55 Lesson 2

10:55 – 11:10 Morning break + Activities

11:10 – 11:40 Lesson 3

11:45 – 12:15 Lesson 4 – whole school reading and assembly

12:15 – 12:40 Lunch + Activities

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Contact Info
  • LWS Academy, Montefiore Drive, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, SO31 7NL
  • 01489 582684
  • enquiries@lws.gfmat.org

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