The Curriculum

All children have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, including the National Curriculum. The curriculum reflects the needs of children with social and communication difficulties, taking into account their specific impairments in the area of language and communication, social awareness and flexibility of thought.

All students have access to National Curriculum programmes of study at the relevant key stages, which are adapted accordingly in ways appropriate to their abilities. Material may be selected from earlier or later key stages, where this is necessary, to enable children to progress and demonstrate achievement. Such material will be presented in contexts appropriate to the student's age and level of understanding.

The curriculum promotes students spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development, while preparing them for the opportunities and experiences of adult life. The school's curriculum is designed to foster attitudes of tolerance, understanding and co-operation.

Children may be taught in a class group, or on a one-to-one basis. The organisation of individual groups on a day-to-day basis is the responsibility of the class teacher.

Children are encouraged to become independent learners who enjoy education. Through the development of communication skills they are encouraged to reach their full potential.

The school has an Equal Opportunities Policy and we take care to ensure that it is reflected throughout the curriculum.