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Curriculum

Students at Co-op Academy Brierley will follow a modified version of the National Curriculum.

It has been developed and found to be successful at Co-op Academy Delius and Co-op Academy Southfield, our successful primary and secondary special schools in Bradford. 

This curriculum model includes: 

  • Communication, language and literacy (including the teaching of synthetic phonics) 
  • Cognition to develop scientific and mathematical understanding
  • Healthy physical and emotional development (including relationships and sex education that is tailored for the students’ age and stage of development)
  • The world around us
  • Arts, crafts and culture
  • Religious Education
  • Outdoor and residential learning

The curriculum is organised progressively so that students can develop their confidence, resilience and independence as they move through the key stages and prepare for adulthood and their life after school.

There will also be a range of enrichment activities offered, including breakfast club, after school sports, dance/drama club and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The school will also commission inclusive holiday clubs, so that families are supported throughout the year.

Our pastoral system will provide support to each individual student so that they reach their academic and personal goals. All of our students will have an Education Health and Care plan that describes their own unique pattern of special educational and other needs. In line with their EHC plans all students will be supported by health and therapy specialists who work as part of multidisciplinary teams to support children in their homes, schools and communities.

All students will have access to a specialist SEN careers advisor who will support them throughout their time at the academy, so that they can achieve success on whatever pathway they follow as they prepare for adulthood in post-16 education.