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Our curriculum equips all pupils with the skills and knowledge they need to be effective learners and have happy, fulfilled and successful futures. 

Our Curriculum: 

  • Meets the needs of children with a wide range of aptitudes and abilities. 

  • Is broad and balanced. 

  • Includes an emphasis on Vocational skills. 

  • Includes methods and approaches that meet the needs of each individual child. 

  • Supports the outcomes described in each child’s Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). 

Our curriculum model aims to: 

  • Maximise each pupil’s engagement through a highly structured nurturing approach. 

  • Support pupils to progress across all areas of learning and development. 

  • Provide regular Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC) opportunities and developmental activities. 

  • Adopt a personalised approach that allows staff to plan in response to a pupil’s individual needs and interests and take into account their barriers to learning. 

  • Lay the foundations for pupils to have a meaningful and independent adult life. 

  • Base learning opportunities on real-life experiences in engaging, cross-curricular, innovative, stimulating and inspiring ways. 

  • Provide pupils with the foundations for learning so that they can achieve and make rapid progress from their starting point. 

Curriculum planning should: 

  • Be highly focused on communication and interaction through a language-rich environment and well-planned play, continuous provision and learning activities. 

  • Focus on play and cross-curricular learning opportunities in order to embed essential early learning skills in an inclusive and holistic way. 

  • Provide opportunities to generalise skills across a range of contexts. 

  • Aim to develop our pupils by providing well-planned sessions that maximise engagement, achievement and progress. 

  • Use learning outside the classroom (LOTC) experiences so that children learn within real world contexts. 

  • Use educational visits or external visitors to motivate and engage learners. 

Behaviours for Learning:

Staff will encourage and support pupils to: 

  • Engage in learning opportunities and maximise progress and achievement. 

  • Follow expectations by using consistent and positive approaches to manage behaviour. 

  • Develop self-esteem and confidence across all areas of learning. 

  • Develop resilience and thinking skills. 

  • To achieve and succeed with a ‘can do’ attitude that reduces barriers to learning. 


Staff will encourage and support pupils to: 

  • Learn effectively and interact appropriately. 

  • Increase their ability to speak, listen and understand (oracy). 

  • Increase their receptive, expressive and pragmatic language skills. 

  • Develop appropriate social communication. 

Personal Independence:

Staff will encourage and support pupils to: 

  • Develop life skills including self-care and personal organisation within the scope of their needs and abilities. 

  • Understand personal safety and how to stay safe in a range of environments. 

  • Access formal and informal learning opportunities as independently as possible.

Relationships and Social Skills: 

Staff will encourage and support pupils to: 

  • Develop play skills and effective social communication with peers and adults within the scope of their needs and ability. 

  • Understand the basic foundations of positive relationships, including how to form and maintain friendships. 

  • Understand appropriate social behaviour.