A BRIGHOUSE headteacher has shared his innovative approach to secondary education with fellow heads from around the country.
Graham Soles, head of Brighouse High School, was among more than 80 secondary school leaders at a national learning conference in Nottingham Learning and Conference Centre.
He and deputy head Liz Cresswell ran a workshop on their school's approach to personalised learning.
Mr Soles said: "We've weaved personalisation throughout our school operation. But where we've succeeded most is in offering flexible curriculum choice for 14 to 19-year-olds.
"Children in Year 10 have five curriculum routes which they can follow. Each route has a different element of choice.
"Regular meetings prepare pupils and their parents for these choices using a variety of data within the assessment for learning framework.
"Each child is then invited to take a particular colour-coded route which we believe is best suited to their interests and approaches. We discuss with them the recommended choice and the philosophy behind it."
About half of pupils take Route 3, which is made up of the core curriculum subjects plus five options, which then lead to traditional or applied GCSE qualifications.
"This approach ensures that all pupils, including those with special needs, are catered for," said Mr Soles.