Curriculum Approaches

At Hawthorns’, we are continually reviewing and adapting our curriculum to meet the complex needs of our children.

Our curriculum approaches take into account:

  • a pupils chronological age: ensuring they are accessing age appropriate materials

  • a pupils developmental age: ensuring the content is differentiated to an appropriate cognitive level

  • Preferred learning styles and individual personalities: affecting how the learning opportunities are structured and delivered

  • Condition and diagnosis: affecting the delivery and structure of the learning and the appropriate curriculum.

  • Communication needs: ensuring personalised communication systems and approaches

  • Behavioural needs: affecting levels of support and the structure of the day and the development of Behaviours for Learning

  • Environmental Factors: such as heat, light, noise and transitions which affect learning for some children

  • Physical, medical, sensory needs: affecting how individuals access the curriculum.

Our curriculum approaches provide our children with:

  • Creative, fun, engaging and challenging learning experiences

  • A variety of approaches that take into account preferred learning styles

  • High quality teaching and learning which is monitored on a regular basis

  • The use of ICT to support access to the curriculum

We provide an extended curriculum: Click on the link below to view




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