The curriculum is highly personalised and adaptable, so that Teachers can deliver the best possible education for each and every child and young person. We work by understanding what education and learning means for each pupil; our overall focus from day one is on developing independence and working towards the contribution they can make in their adult years to the community around them.
Learning for pupils will be a mix of personalised learning relating to the Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP) with wider learning drawn from our Evergreen Curriculum. This consists of 6 areas: My Language and Literacy, My Physical Skills, My Thinking, My Skills for Life, My Social and Emotional Well-being and Understanding My World (see tabs at the side of this page for further details.)
How will this be taught?
We teach pupils through an exciting and fun topic-based curriculum that ensures the learning is contextualised, meaningful and motivating. Topics are broken down into sections (Roots, Branches and Leaves) to ensure a breadth of learning in age-appropriate themes. Learning has a very high emphasis on practical, first-hand experience and is often driven by pupil interests; staff are skilled in observing what pupils are interested in and building learning opportunities that make the most of each moment. Learning occurs in planned and unplanned moments, and learning methods and styles vary greatly across the school, depending on the needs of each group. Pupils are grouped by learning needs to ensure maximum progress with the support they need to access education. Each group is supported by a team of familiar staff who know them well and are able to support our pupils to thrive, succeed and achieve in ways that are meaningful to them.