Curriculum Overview

At the VLC, our curriculum aims to:

  • Be varied, purposeful and accessible
  • Flexible in support of students' individual strengths skills and needs
  • Develop the whole child, including confidence, communication and emotional literacy

So that students…

Feel safe and motivated to learn both in and beyond school

Develop independence, life skills and the opportunities to become active citizens within their communities

Our curriculum is made up of 3 interdependent elements:


The essentials element seeks to secure students’ functional skills to enable success in school and beyond.


Wider learning extends students learning with vocational and academic opportunities to develop interests, strengths and skills.


Personal Development wraps around our whole curriculum, seeking to develop the whole child with opportunities to explore identity, emotions and health and wellbeing.