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Our Learning



We offer a broad curriculum, which helps our learners close gaps in their education by reinforcing key skills that underpin subject knowledge.


Qualified teachers, using a highly differentiated and engaging approach, deliver the core curriculum that meets the learners’ needs. Staff have experience of working with pupils whose mainstream experience hasn’t been positive. They have a wide range of skills for helping pupils manage their behaviour and use trauma informed approaches to model behaviour that will support pupils’ development.


Our pupils re-engage with education and successfully transition to their next placement at mainstream, special school or alternative provision. Our pupils leave having a better understanding of their behaviour and of themselves as learners.

Curriculum Aims:

  • Enable each student to make progress from their entry point into St Matthias Academy
  • Identify and meet individual students’ needs
  • Provide an emotionally safe, but academically challenging learning environment
  • Provide high quality assessment and feedback of each students’ learning
  • Monitor and review each students’ learning targets in order to encourage achievement and ongoing progress
  • Provide opportunities for individual success by developing confidence and competence across a range of learning experiences
  • Provide intervention and additional support for those students who require it
  • Mirror a mainstream curriculum, as closely as possible to equip students with the skills needed to successfully re-integrate back into mainstream education
  • Prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life

Please click on the link below to access the curriculum information.