At Discovery, Academic achievement is developed in the context of supporting individual wellbeing, communication and skills. Core to everything we do is child centred practice. We are responsive to individual needs, and our learning pathways have a significant impact on children and young people’s future lives. Our curriculum is delivered with a ‘team around the young person’ approach – Discovery Academy staff working as part of a team including family and professionals.
Learning is real, relevant and practical and importantly builds on young people’s strengths and interests. It happens in a wide variety of spaces including the local community, the school grounds and in specialist spaces.
MALPs (My Active Learning Plan) include all curriculum areas, reflect assessed needs, risk assessments, priorities for learning, future destinations and aspirations and are aligned with Education Health and Care Plans. Evidence is collected via the Evidence for Learning system and shared with parents.