Formal Learners access a subject based curriculum, delivered in a formal way. A broad, balanced and bespoke curriculum offer that organizes essential knowledge and key skills into the subject areas taken from the National Curriculum. The curriculum in place allows for an exceptionally high quality of teaching and learning opportunities most pertinent to individual needs and abilities and how these pupils learn best.
In the middle stages of the school the curriculum offer is adapted enabling pupils to gain accreditation through a variety of awarding bodies. With particular focus on preparing pupils to live independently through course like, first aid, e-Safety, health and safety, travel training and financial capability.
Pupils will select two options from the following accredited courses:
- Art and Design
- Drama and Theatre Studies
- Design Technology
- Physical Education
- Hospitality and Catering
In the upper stages of the school pupils follow a curriculum of Skills for Working Life and Adulthood. The emphasis is put on giving pupils the skills, qualities and knowledge to successfully move onto the different opportunities available to them after Tulip Academy Spalding. Close links are fostered with outside agencies such as; local schools, educational establishments, employers and other associated organisations in the local community to ensure that pupils make good progress towards taking a useful and active role in society and fully engage with further education appropriate to their needs. In English and Mathematics lessons pupils are taught a broad curriculum with the aim of supporting them in achieving accreditation at a level appropriate to them. Delivery covers functional skills from Entry Level through to (Higher) Level Two and GCSE’s.