Curriculum Aims

Curriculum Aims

Round Oak aims to facilitate and support our individuals throughout their school life at with us. There is a clear pathway from year 7 onwards encouraging and supporting our students to strive towards their aspirations and goals. We believe that every student should be given the opportunity to prepare fully for the next step in their life – whether that be employment, an apprenticeship, college or equipping/preparing them as much as possible for life.


The aims of our school curriculum are:



  • to enable all students to learn, and make progress by developing their skills, to the best of their ability;

  • to promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that students enjoy coming to school, and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning;

  • to teach students the basic skills of literacy and numeracy and other key skills in a wide variety of subject areas;

  • to enable students to be creative and to develop their own thinking;

  • to teach students about the developing world, including how their environment, technology and society have changed over time;

  • to help students understand Britain's cultural heritage and fundamental British values;

  • to appreciate and value the contribution made by the ethnic groups in our multi-cultural society;

  • to enable students to be positive citizens;

  • to teach students to have an awareness of their own spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, and to distinguish right from wrong;

  • to help students understand the importance of truth and fairness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all;

  • to enable students to have respect for themselves and high self-esteem, and to live and work co-operatively with others.



    Vocational activities available to the whole school include residential trips, Holloway Farm, cultural diversity week, business enterprise days, careers information afternoons, weekly assemblies, wider learning days, environment days, forest school and vocational Fridays. All of these activities offer students the opportunity to meet with each other in a more social setting.