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Our Approach To Learning

Forest Pathway College is viewed by staff and pupils as a small community where help and support is in abundance and pupils are able to take educational risks within the safety of the school. Pupils are encouraged to support each other with the development of their language skills and will often be seen translating and offering peer support.

We endeavour to assist our pupils to make rapid progress in their English language skills.  We do this through ensuring that literacy is incorporated into all our lessons with key vocabulary identified weekly through our Learning Outcome Sheets and then tested in class and through Independent Study.

Class sizes at FPC are small which means that our pupils receive a lot of in class support particularly those in Class 3 and 4 where English language skills are not as developed as those in Class 1 and 2.

All our staff are committed to ensuring that the pupils achieve the best possible outcomes and are able to progress with their education. Work is tailored to meet the needs of the individual through clearly differentiated lessons and support plans. The plans are reviewed on a regular basis so that they take into account the developing needs of each pupil.

A recent pupil survey carried out in May 2019 found that 93% of pupils felt supported by staff and clear on what they need to do in order to progress in each of their subjects.