Specialist Education Support Network

Every child deserves an education


SESN Curriculum


SESN’S curriculum is designed to inspire, raise aspirations and increase our students’ desire to succeed within their education.


You can access our Curriculum Policy within our Policy Section. 

We have high expectations of delivery and outcomes. We aim to remove the negative schemas of young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties which can lower expectations. Instead we raise those expectations by creating a whole school ethos where the students achieve their very best, rather than feel subjected to a requirement to comply with the system.

We believe that a curriculum should fit the needs of its students; not the other way round. We have therefore devised our curriculum to be as flexible and responsive to the student and their needs as possible.

Subject and topics at our Centre are ‘uncovered’ rather than ‘covered’. We aim to increase our students’ imagination and desire to learn through making our subjects enjoyable and thought provoking. Students therefore will cover similar themes throughout their education and revisit topics to enhance their learning and progress a deeper understanding.


Our 2020/21 qualification


SESN are an approved Pearson and NCFE Centre and will be delivering the following qualifications within our 2020/2021 curriculum alongside our GCSE subjects. 


  • BTEC Level 1 / 2 First Award in Art and Design                                     
  • BTEC Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in Enterprise                                         
  • BTEC Level 1 / 2 Award in Home Cooking Skills                                                  ​
  • NCFE Level 2 Award in Child Development and Care         
  • BTEC Level 1 / 2 in ICT              
  • BTEC Level 1 / 2 First Award in Equine Studies (Coming Soon)


For any additional details please feel free to contact us. 




SESN Curriculum

Our Principles

Every individual should be continually encouraged to develop and succeed by uncovering their abilities and talents

Exposure to new experiences, venture and skills are essential to develop a young person’s confidence and desire to learn

An educational environment should be inviting and a place in which young people want to be because it meets their needs and their interests

Innovative without the prescription of linear education

green line

We will not only inspire young people but also the teachers and professionals involved

There is a need to promote a healthy diet and healthy, balanced lifestyle