We will use creative approaches to teaching and learning and will focus on personal development, functional skills, and competencies linking different curriculum areas, progression and enrichment opportunities, and an emphasis on applied learning. We believe the focus on applied learning encourages crucial developmental aspects specific to the needs of learners with autism and additional needs. We feel their development is best served through:
- Learning through doing, especially play in the early stages
- Interactions with other learners through peer-related work
- Real life, practical investigations and active enquiry
- Learning in different environments to extend, generalise and consolidate skills and knowledge
- Interaction with the wider community, colleges, other schools, community third sector partnerships and employers
- Linking understanding and learning activities to job roles and vocational pathways
Our classes will be organised by year group as far as possible to promote inclusion opportunities and age related expectations of the curriculum within the school.