Overview

A balanced curriculum is delivered with each class following a timetable that is monitored to ensure breadth and balance. Each child has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which is reviewed and revised on a termly basis. Challenging targets are set for pupils and these are monitored and evaluated termly to ensure that children’s learning potential is maximised. All pupils are encouraged to take an active role in their learning. The pupils in KS2 set themselves targets and evaluate their work, behaviour and take an active part in planning their curriculum.

The planning and delivery of the curriculum is monitored by the Senior Management Team on a regular basis. No child is disapplied from the National Curriculum and all lessons are differentiated to meet the range of needs within the class. Adult support is deployed according to the needs found within each class.

A range of teaching strategies are observable within each class, for example Makaton, PECS, and the use of a visual timeline for each day. Small group work is encouraged and positive handling plans are written for individual children if needed. Formative assessment is done through observations of individual children and lessons planned appropriately. ICT is used to help pupils access the curriculum and touch screens, switches, Ipads and a range of technology is used by pupils to evidence the learning taking place in the classroom.