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Executive Headteacher: Jay Hart

Head of School: Paul Yeomans

Executive Principal: Liz Hayward  




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The School Curriculum




Riversides School’s Governing Body works within the guidelines of the LA and curriculum policies following the directions of the National Curriculum.  Governors endeavour to see that staffing and resources are directed to this end.  The school curriculum seeks to provide a framework within which the intellectual, behavioural, personal, social and physical development of pupils is promoted.  We seek to ensure accessibility to a broad and balanced curriculum for every pupil.



School timetables give priority to Literacy, Numeracy and social skills.  The Literacy and Numeracy curriculum is comprehensive and pupils additionally have access to the following National Curriculum subjects: Science, Design Technology (including Food Technology, Resistant Materials and Textiles), History, Geography, RE, Music, Art, MFL, ICT, PSD and PE.



Key Stage 4 pupils have individualised timetables comprising core subjects,  specific GCSE courses taught by Riversides’ staff, academic and vocational accredited courses, vocational courses run by external providers and work experience placements.  Riversides is also a ‘Young Enterprise’  Registered Centre.


External providers offer opportunities for pupils to gain vocational qualifications with specific vocationally trained staff.


List of external providers:


Longlands Farm:  Land Based Studies and Horticulture

Acton Mill Care Farm: Land Based Studies

HOW: Vocational Courses

Wild Goose: Land Based Studies

Archway:  Small group mentoring and tuition in English and Maths

The Session Rooms: Music Studio






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