Nurture Pathway

Nurture Pathway

The Nurture Pathway is tailored to the needs of students whose main barrier to learning is an aspect of Attachment disorder or are highly vulnerable or have adverse childhood experiences that have impacted their social, emotional and cognitive development. Prior to attending Expanse Learning Wigan School, students following the Nurture Pathway have often been unable to attend mainstream settings for extended periods, due, for example, to extreme levels of anxiety or refusal.

Students within this Pathway may have an additional barrier to learning; they may present as extremely vulnerable with extreme anxiety, Speech, Language and Communication needs, Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

On the Nurture pathway, KS4 students work towards a range of Unit Awards, BTECs, and Functional Skills qualifications, Entry levels give learners the basics in maths and English which are vital in everyday life.

Nurture Pathway

Pathway Overview

The Nurture Pathway is tailored to the needs of students whose main barrier to learning is an aspect of Attachment disorder or are highly vulnerable or have adverse childhood experiences that have impacted their social, emotional and cognitive development. Prior to attending Expanse Learning Wigan School, students following the Nurture Pathway have often been unable to attend mainstream settings for extended periods, due, for example, to extreme levels of anxiety or refusal.

Students within this Pathway may have an additional barrier to learning; they may present as extremely vulnerable with extreme anxiety, Speech, Language and Communication needs, Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Pathway Intent

  • To embed and promote positive student wellbeing, confidence, independence and communication skills.
  • To follow a specialised ‘Nurture’ curriculum which places emphasis on personal development and access to suitable therapies.
  • The curriculum is bespoke for each student and at Key Stage 4 will focus on suitable life skills, employability and suitable qualifications.

Pathway Implimentation

  • Nurture Students within this pathway will be supported by at least 1 tutor and 1 teaching assistant.
  • Specialist teachers can be deployed to support the curriculum if appropriate.
  • This is a differentiated curriculum tailored to meet individual needs.
  • Personal Development will be embedded through each subject to ensure student’s emotional needs are met.
  • Students may attend lessons with other classes, as appropriate to allow them access to the Explore Curriculum.
  • Referral to external agencies if appropriate.

Pathway Impact

Positive wellbeing, confidence, independence, functional communication skills.

Unit awards, BTECs and Entry Level Qualifications.

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Support in accessing:

  • College Placements;
  • Specialist setting;
  • Supported training;
  • Vocational Courses 

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