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Curriculum Principles

Our Curriculum Principles         


The curriculum is designed so that it:


  • Encourages and enables pupils to express preferences, communicate needs, make choices, make decisions and choose options that other people act on and respect


  • Is sequenced according to pupils’ individual needs, their starting points and their long term goals


  • Develops enjoyment of learning, using a creative approach, encouraging high levels of achievement and attainment


  • Is delivered within a climate for learning that is positive, stimulating, challenging, motivating, rewarding, fun/enjoyable


  • Enables pupils to interact and communicate effectively with a wide range of people


  • Recognises and encourages individual talents; having the highest expectations of each pupil through personalised learning programmes linked to their Education, Health and Care Plans


  • Increases pupils’ awareness and understanding of their environment and the world


  • Develops personal self-confidence and self-esteem based on a variety of successful experiences


  • Prepares pupils to play an active role as citizens; developing a healthy, safe lifestyle; developing good relationships and respecting differences between people


  • Prepares pupils for an adult life in which they have the greatest possible degree of autonomy.
Welcome back to school !!! All pupils are back to school from Monday 7th September. Please wear a face covering on transport if you feel able to do so.