Safe Start School

1,2& 4 Henry Square Chambers, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL67ST                                 Urn 147859     DFE 357/6007


The curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be rounded, educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.


To provide an alternative approach to learning through a trauma informed lens and adopt a character education approach by empowering young people in building resilience to overcome barriers to learning.

To provide a curriculum which is broad, balanced, relevant and engaging which allows students to maintain contact with key areas of the home school curriculum.

To provide a curriculum which is flexible to changing needs To provide a curriculum which is consistent with British Values of democracy, rule of law, equality and diversity.

To make provision for the individual learning needs of each student as identified through the referral information from schools and any statement of educational

To provide a curriculum which develops literacy and numeracy across the curriculum, utilising opportunities in subject areas to develop students mathematical and literacy fluency.

To support our students in experiencing and demonstrating continuous progress and achievement with opportunities for assessment to inform their learning needs.

To ensure provision for equal opportunities and cultural diversity.

To provide opportunities for students to celebrate success and achievement.

Students at SafeStart education are taught in small groups (usually 3 or 4).

All staff deliver quality first teaching with high levels of support and challenge.

All staff are qualified in dealing with young people with challenging behaviour and work hard to promote improved relationships, behaviour and learning outcomes.

Staff at the school work closely with a variety of external professionals in order to maintain high levels of professional knowledge.

All children study English, maths and science, with the intention they achieve a qualification that reflects their ability at that time.