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.