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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.
Just a gentle reminder. If your child is suffering from any Covid symptoms you will need to keep them at home, arrange a PCR test at your earliest convenience and contact the school for advice.