Our Curriculum (SEND)
All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupils needs.
All pupils in school receive quality first teaching. This means that a range of teaching and learning styles are used and that appropriate learning objectives are set for all children. At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum Hazeldown remain committed to:
o A range of teaching and learning styles
o Differentiated learning materials
o Access to ICT and Technology
o Additional in class support
o Additional out of class support
o Many Enrichment and Enjoyment opportunities to stimulate and motivate learning
o Flexible groupings – including small group support work
o An innovative and supportive curriculum
o The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
o Counselling through our Thrive unit
o A broad range of extra-curricular activities, including homework club, one to one support and booster/extension sessions
o Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements
o Applications during national testing at Key Stage 2 to obtain access arrangements as appropriate
For English and Mathematics our classes are set by year groups and less able pupils receive additional support from their teachers. Pupils are also offered additional one to one tuition and small group work or interventions where needed. Our School based My Plan’s incorporate the expertise of outside agencies and professionals. We use a multisensory approach to assist the children in their learning.
Our curriculum also includes the social and emotional aspects imperative for life long learning. This is delivered through the PHSCE curriculum, which includes Thrive. Our school has high expectations of behaviour, attitude and effort from all pupils.
Life skills are developed through a range of curriculum activities including, school council, team building, cooperation and resilience through problem solving in lessons, team games, residential activities etc.