Curriculum & Standards and Exams


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Literacy and numeracy

When they first arrive at Francis Barber, all pupils are assessed to identify their needs including literacy and numeracy. Literacy and numeracy support is given a high priority.

Literacy interventions offered include a phonics programme called Read Write In and Rapid Read. In addition we deliver the Faster Read programme and have developed a Reading Reward programme and we offer personalised support where needed.

Numeracy interventions offered include small group or individual numeracy intervention. We have a ‘Numeracy across the curriculum’ strategy and additional sessions are offered to pupils where appropriate.


Art KS3 Curriculum Map 2022-23
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Childcare Curriculum Map 2022-23
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English and Literacy KS3 Overview 2022-23
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Independent Living Curriculum Map 2022-23
Maths and Numeracy Curriculum Map 2022-23
PE Curriculum Map 2022-23
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Prince’s Trust Curriculum Map 2022-23
PSHE Delivery Policy 2022-23
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Providence KS3 and KS4 Long Term Plan 2022-23

Student Learning Resources

See here for information regarding the FB PRU Careers Programme

Key Stage 4 students will follow courses leading to external accreditation. This includes AQA Unit Awards and GCSE’s.

Progress reviews

All pupils have a keyworker who will maintain contact with home.

Reviewing students’ progress is an important part of education at Francis Barber. Parents and carers are invited for a review at the end of every term, or more frequently if required. All students participate in setting appropriate learning and behaviour targets.

Some students undergo Statutory Assessment so they can have an Education Health and Care Plan. This can help the student integrate with either mainstream or special school.

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