Welcome to Crowdys Hill School, Swindon
The intent of the curriculum at Crowdys Hill school starts in primary, with enabling all children to be active learners, moving towards independence, autonomy, control and choice. We want all pupils to learn to effectively communicate needs, wants, and opinions.
Our curriculum is based on National Curriculum Programmes of study for Early years, KS1-KS4. It is carefully designed to meet the needs of all children and reflects our Learning for Life ethos. Our curriculum complies with the duties of the Equality Act 2010 and the SEND Code Practice 2014. It maximises cross curricular links, through a project based curriculum, with many opportunities for repetition and retrieval, sequential and progressive learning.
All children have special educational needs, with significant and complex barriers to learning, which include autism, sensory impairments, complex medical needs and physical disabilities. The broad and balanced curriculum is based on a pupil centred approach enabling every child to be included and encouraged, enjoy learning, make progress and achieve. This allows for opportunities to develop a depth of knowledge through teaching, consolidation and practice.
Children here have specific, diverse and individual needs and the curriculum aims to reflect and meet these. Through personalising the curriculum, using their Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) outcomes, we aim for all children to progress appropriate to their developmental level. The high expectations and aspirations for children are enshrined in the teaching. Statutory requirements set out in the National Curriculum are met through detailed curriculum coverage mapping.
The focus here is on their EHCP outcomes, relevant sections of the National Curriculum attainments, and our Learning for Life aims. There is a clear rationale for ensuring this is meaningful and purposeful and meets the needs of children throughout the school. The successes achieved during the EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2, are built on within the secondary curriculum; this ensures continuity and progression giving children depth of learning. The secondary curriculum models place a greater emphasis on developing specialist interests and building community links, as children move towards adulthood. The focus is on continued progress whilst supporting children through the emotional and physical changes associated with adolescence and growth. This is extended further in Key Stage 4 and 5, when the curriculum focuses on extending independence, access and autonomy, building on young people’s strengths and interests with relevant, personalised and ambitious accredited learning.
The curriculum celebrates what children are good at by broadening experience and deepening learning, ensuring an element of challenge. We have an emphasis on community links in Sixth Form, and the curriculum supports this.
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