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Ivel Valley Curriculum

At Ivel Valley we deliver a curriculum which is rich in opportunities and experiences, and that ensures lifelong learning.

Our curriculum is planned with the pupils’ needs is mind and is a model which supports personalised learning.

The curriculum is delivered through high quality teaching and through an understanding of each pupil’s needs.

Ivel Valley School is a nurturing environment where children and young people are supported to achieve.

For more information about our curriculum, please contact the appropriate Key Stage leader in the first instance.

Ruth Ellison

Ruth Ellison is the Assistant Principal responsible for curriculum.  Ruth oversees all areas of learning and works with the key stage  leaders to ensure we provide a rich curriculum tailored to our pupils’ needs.

Emily Sidhu
Emily Sidhu

Acting Vice-Principal Emily Sidhu is the Designated Safeguarding Lead at Ivel Valley School.  Emily’s role is to oversee safeguarding for the whole school and college, ensuring all staff are trained appropriately and engaging with external agencies where necessary.


The following areas of the curriculum are integrated throughout pupils’ learning. School staff ensure that these crucial areas are worked into planning during the course of the week.

  • Sport
  • Physical fitness
  • Physical wellbeing
  • Nutrition
  • Relationships and sex education
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Keeping safe (including e-safety)
  • Education, training and employment
  • Social life
  • Healthy living
  • Living independently

  • Education, Health and Care Plan provision
  • Personal Learning Plans
  • Universal and targeted provision

  • Creating and thinking critically
  • Playing and exploring
  • Active Learning


We feel so lucky that our son is a part of a school where children can reach their full potential, no matter what their needs are.

Parent of Ivel Valley Pupil