We have carefully selected and tailored the curriculum in order to
Our curriculum incorporates a variety of strategies and approaches personalised to small groups and individual needs. It is these needs that are addressed throughout the curriculum.
In the EYFS the pupils follow Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum/Development Matters.
In KS1 and KS2 There are 4 pathways which pupils can follow depending on their levels of development and individual needs.
1. Roots for learning for pupils working at early developmental levels
The curriculum for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties and those with complex learning difficulties focuses on the development of the following fundamental areas:
2. Complex Needs Pathway
The Complex Needs Pathway is a specialist curriculum which has been designed in response to the learner characteristics for pupils with CLDD complex learning difficulties and disabilities.
The key areas of focus are:
3. Foundations Pathway
For those pupils who are working within Key stage 1 and 2 but have not yet reached the Early Learning Goals they follow a carefully planned and tailored curriculum with personalised frameworks that detail the knowledge and skills we feel is most important to our children at Evergreen. The framework aims to develop the pre-requisite skills necessary to allow them to move into the National Curriculum when they are ready. Opportunities to revisit and consolidate learning are also prioritised throughout the pathways.
Pupils in the EYFS and those following the Foundations Pathway follow the seven areas of Learning & Development. These are:
4. Next Steps Pathway
Children who have reached the early learning goals follow our Next Steps pathway which reference the outcomes laid out in the National Curriculum. They follow frameworks that are relevant to their levels of development and individual learning needs.
For pupils within the specialist Autistic provision, The ‘SCERTS’ model is also incorporated into the curriculum with a focus on:
In addition to Maths and English there are 3 Essential strands which run throughout and drive our curriculum. These strands address the key areas of learning which tackle pupils’ individual barriers to learning. They focus on:
Our curriculum is greatly enriched with whole school special events such as Science week, Science fairs, curriculum topic days and days to celebrate diversity such as Diwali, Chinese New Year, World Cup and international schools to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Extra curricular activities are organised both in and out of school. An overnight residential experience is offered to a group of pupils in the summer term. As well as this an annual trip to a pantomime is carried out by The Rotary Club. We also invite musicians, scientists, storytellers and theatre groups into school.
We use the community as an outside classroom to reinforce the work that we do in school. Children may swim at the local sports centre or visit a local museum or a café. The community provides a great place in which to apply and generalise new and emerging skills.
We foster strong links with the local and wider area to develop community cohesion. We forge close links and effective partnerships with local and other special schools.
Each pathway takes into account the learning characteristics of the child this ensures each child receives a tailored provision based upon their strengths and needs.