Open Day

Our Open Day will be on Thursday 9th March 2023 at 4.00pm Please email the school office to book a place

Pathway 3

This is for our most independent learners.

  • Students present with an established communication system
  • Students will require some support but are working towards independence. The adult to student ratio is still high.
  • These pupils follow a class timetable with opportunities for individualised and targeted work. They work from a ‘traditional’ classroom, with easy access to an outdoor space.
  • Transitions are manageable and part of a highly structured day. Teaching approaches are tailored to suit their needs.
  • This pathway’s curriculum includes elements of National Curriculum subject-specific learning and is for those students moving towards the National Curriculum expectations, The Formal Equals Curriculum offers schemes of work for each subject.
  • This is specifically written for pupils working consistently and over time below age related expectations, especially those who struggle with literacy and numeracy.
  • Students work towards objectives which are appropriate to their developmental stage.

The Formal Equals curriculum supports and guides learning through the following areas;

  • Maths
  • English
  • Independence
  • The World around us
  • Outdoor School
  • Physical well-being
  • Play & Leisure

This forms a broad and balanced holistic curriculum that fully meets the needs of pupils struggling within a conventional National Curriculum model. The schemes of work are non-key stage specific, so that pupils work at levels appropriate to their developmental stage.

Students are always working towards EHCP long term outcomes and we are using the 5 areas of engagement to monitor pupil engagement in learning. EHCP outcomes are split into 7 – 9 yearly targets across the 4 areas of need and these are broken down to termly targets; students are baselined and progress is monitored towards these targets.

The progress my son has made is phenomenal, we couldn’t be happier.

We feel very lucky that he is in this school.

Parent February 2022

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