We provide a broad, balanced and appropriate curriculum to every pupil in school that meets their individual needs. The school curriculum has been developed and planned using the National Curriculum Framework and Preparing for Adulthood documents, which have been adapted to make sure the content we deliver is meaningful and purposeful for our pupils.
As a school we have developed six areas for our pupils to learn in, these are; Communication and Social Interaction, Exploration and Discovery, Me and My Community, Creative Development, Physical and Self-help. All pupils are given opportunities to develop their cognition skills, which is set out as the sixth area of our curriculum. These areas are all used to help pupils’ foster self-worth and identity and understand the responsibility that comes with them and a positive sense of community.
Pupils in the Early Years classrooms follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This is also adapted and used in a way that is appropriate for our pupils.
For older pupils, strong links with community colleges are used to extend their learning and there is a larger focus on work related opportunities, these include developing mini enterprise projects in school as well as working with local companies. The Talenteno curriculum is used to underpin this learning.
All national curriculum subjects are represented in the six areas as shown below.
- Communication and Social interaction
- Exploration and Discovery
- Me and My Community
- Creative Development
- Physical and Self Help