Due to the unprecedented circumstances presented by corona virus, section 42 of the Children and Families Act 2014 has been temporarily modified so that local authorities and health commissioning bodes must use their ‘reasonable endeavors’ to discharge the duty to secure or arrange the provision specified in a child or young person’s EHC plan. Local authorities and educational providers will therefore will be working together to consider each child and young person with an EHC plan and what can be reasonably provided during this temporary period.

Aims of Sutton House curriculum:

  • To prepare SHA students for further education and future employment, giving them ‘Cultural Capital’
  • For all students to be entered for GCSE English Language and Mathematics
  • For all students to be able to take at least 5 Level 1/2 qualifications by the end on Year 11
  • To develop social skills and team building skills.

SHA Primary Curriculum (2019/2020)

Our primary curriculum supports pupils to develop a sense of self to become receptive learners in a nurturing environment, developing Social Skills, Motor Skills and Team building with our students

Primary students are also taught: English, Phonics, Mathematics, Science, Art, PE, Humanities (themed Topics) and PSHE.

We develop students’ reading and Literacy skills throughout the SHA Primary curriculum, through discreet Literacy and Numeracy lessons as well through themed topics (Space, Seaside, Mini beasts, Fantasy, People who help us, Africa).

SHA Key Stage 3 and 4 Curriculum

We aim to provide our pupils with the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens, gaining ‘Cultural Capital’. Our curriculum is designed to:

  • Promote success
  • Develop the self
  • Develop social independent skills
  • Promote a growth mind-set
  • Teach topics through thematic learning  

2019/2020 timetabled KS3/4 subjects: English, Mathematics, Humanities, Princes Trust, PSHE, PE, Food Technology and NCFE Sports Science.

The curriculum is designed to maximise opportunities to achieve qualifications and prepare our pupils for their post 16 education, training or employment.


Whole School Therapeutic Offer

At Sutton House Academy we aim to be a mentally healthy school. A mentally healthy school is one that adopts a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing. It is a school that helps children flourish, learn and succeed by providing opportunities for them, and the adults around them, to develop the strengths and coping skills that underpin resilience.

The school includes a therapeutic education. This is achieved by a holistic approach including meaningful, therapeutic relationships between students and staff. How adults relate to students is viewed as just as important as what is taught throughout the school day.

The curriculum includes subjects as PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), RSE in Secondary (Relationships and Sex education) , RE in primary (Relationships education) and  citizenship which are crucial elements to maximising pupils’ emotional wellbeing.

The school also offers individual counselling for pupils who need support with their emotional needs. Three qualified counsellors use a range of counselling skills including CBT, transactional analysis and play therapy to address a range of individual needs.

An art therapist supports groups around issues such as self esteem and exam nerves and also supports individual pupils.

We have a visiting therapy dog who attends each week to support identified pupils.

Pupils are referred to outside agencies for occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Should you wish to discuss anything related to the curriculum or find out more please email info@suttonhouse.org.uk