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The Surrey

Teaching Centre

Red Class


Autumn term 2021


In Red Class, we aim to create a curriculum for each student that supports their longer-term educational and vocational aspirations and gives them daily opportunities to make progress on their personal goals in the context of studying and classroom participation. For all students who have not already passed Maths and English as GCSE level 4 or above, each student's curriculum will include a large proportion of Maths and English, working either directly towards exam specifications or within the context of another personally motivating school / college subject.  


The curriculum also includes structured sessions relating to Personal Development each week, incorporating aspects of RSE, PHSE and Preparation for Adulthood, relevant to the ages of the students and to their current situation of rehabilitation following life-changing illness or injury. Personal Development is also incorporated into all aspects of classroom-based learning as students are supported to reflect and learn from challenges as they arise.


In Red Class the theme of change will run through non-fiction spoken and written English skills and SMSC. Topics will include protests, Black Lives Matter, how laws get changed in the UK and other ways people can work towards effecting a changes that are important to them. We will develop ideas through research, discussion, debate and persuasive writing and / or design.  Our PHSE learning journey will include a session on asking for enough information to make informed choices, including choices about changes and next steps.