This is a school where students’ special interests, abilities, social and communication skills, life skills and academic skills are mapped and further developed so destinations can be identified and targeted for each individual. A process to identify each individual student’s needs has been developed and this informs the curriculum for that individual. Destinations include supported or semi/independent living, supported work, independent work/careers, and Further Education and Higher Education.
The school provision has four cornerstones which are the focus of each student’s programme of study. Whilst studying at Lighthouse School students will experience all four cornerstones but with more focussed skill building in one or more of the cornerstones at times to support their planned destination.
The four cornerstones are
Speech and Language Therapy
Experience and Skills
The school delivers a broad and balanced curriculum that enables all students to make good progress and gain nationally accredited qualifications in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. In addition to academic studies, students access a variety of life and employability skills in social, enterprise and enrichment activities. These activities focus on developing communication skills, social relationship skills, independence, employability, and personal emotional wellbeing skills.
The school vision and core beliefs are key to how the school functions on a daily basis and both staff and students celebrate these on a monthly basis.