Our Curriculum

Our curriculum provides a diverse and enriching learning experience for all children with SEND and in particular autism and complex communication needs. The broad range of pupil needs are met through three identified curriculum pathways, allowing for personalised learning to ensure the best outcomes for all children according to their unique needs.

The personalisation and adaptation of the curriculum offers a wide range of learning opportunities which are informed by the EYFS and National Curriculum, and Essentials for Living curriculum. All pathways promote communication and independent life skills aimed at ensuring optimum quality of life experiences and opportunities for life-long learning and well- being.  The chosen pathway for each pupil at Hedgewood will be reflected in their Education, Health and Care Plan outcomes.

Intention

At Hedgewood we aim to work collaboratively with parents and professionals to meet young people at their individual learning point and profile. We want pupils to be safe and happy in a stimulating learning environment where they can reach their learning potential, feel valued and enjoy achieving. We aim for all learners to have the skills to lead fulfilling lives and experience positive well -being.

 

Implementation

Once pupils are identified for their chosen curriculum pathway, targets are planned on a Personal Curriculum Plans (PCP) for each pupil that reflect the outcomes on their EHCP and lessons are planned and differentiated to meet these targets. A range of approaches and teaching styles are used that deliver overarching themes that are significant to the Curriculum Pathway and needs of each individual pupil. Assessment is continuous, fit for purpose and is integral to teaching and learning within each pathway.

Classroom environments support independence, transfer of skills, social and emotional development and positive behaviour. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development is an integral part of teaching along with promotion of British Values.

Learning outside the classroom includes working in the wider school environment and accessing community visits to apply life skills being learned as well as contextual trips relating to topics and themes being taught.

Our Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy Team support learning through an integrated approach to meet all communication needs and targeted sessions to address specific individual requirements. Our Family Support Team enhances both our young peoples and their families lives with ongoing support, respite provision in Holiday Clubs and parent training.

Impact

Evaluating impact involves our whole school community from our learners, parents, teachers and governors. We aim to make learning continually more effective and use a variety of information to analyse data. We use a range of systems that are measurable against assessment criteria and reflect the quality of learning and its impact on individual progress.

As a result of clear curriculum aims, we wish for all children to make at least good progress over time within their relevant pathway .and feel happy, safe and respected. On leaving Hedgewood School young people will have acquired skills to communicate effectively, be as independent as possible and be fully prepared for their next stage of learning.

 

Our curriculum provides a diverse and enriching learning experience for all children with SEND and in particular autism and complex communication needs. The broad range of pupil needs are met through three identified curriculum pathways, allowing for personalised learning to ensure the best outcomes for all children according to their unique needs.

The personalisation and adaptation of the curriculum offers a wide range of learning opportunities which are informed by the EYFS and National Curriculum, and Essentials for Living curriculum. All pathways promote communication and independent life skills aimed at ensuring optimum quality of life experiences and opportunities for life-long learning and well- being.  The chosen pathway for each pupil at Hedgewood will be reflected in their Education, Health and Care Plan outcomes.

Intention

At Hedgewood we aim to work collaboratively with parents and professionals to meet young people at their individual learning point and profile. We want pupils to be safe and happy in a stimulating learning environment where they can reach their learning potential, feel valued and enjoy achieving. We aim for all learners to have the skills to lead fulfilling lives and experience positive well -being.

Implementation

Once pupils are identified for their chosen curriculum pathway, targets are planned on a Personal Curriculum Plans (PCP) for each pupil that reflect the outcomes on their EHCP and lessons are planned and differentiated to meet these targets. A range of approaches and teaching styles are used that deliver overarching themes that are significant to the Curriculum Pathway and needs of each individual pupil. Assessment is continuous, fit for purpose and is integral to teaching and learning within each pathway.

Classroom environments support independence, transfer of skills, social and emotional development and positive behaviour. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development is an integral part of teaching along with promotion of British Values.

Learning outside the classroom includes working in the wider school environment and accessing community visits to apply life skills being learned as well as contextual trips relating to topics and themes being taught.

Our Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy Team support learning through an integrated approach to meet all communication needs and targeted sessions to address specific individual requirements. Our Family Support Team enhances both our young peoples and their families lives with ongoing support, respite provision in Holiday Clubs and parent training.

Impact

Evaluating impact involves our whole school community from our learners, parents, teachers and governors. We aim to make learning continually more effective and use a variety of information to analyse data. We use a range of systems that are measurable against assessment criteria and reflect the quality of learning and its impact on individual progress.

As a result of clear curriculum aims, we wish for all children to make at least good progress over time within their relevant pathway .and feel happy, safe and respected. On leaving Hedgewood School young people will have acquired skills to communicate effectively, be as independent as possible and be fully prepared for their next stage of learning.

 

Contact Us

Thank you for visiting our website. If you cannot find everything you need on our website, require specific information or would just like to speak to us please do not hesitate in contacting the school office.

Hedgewood School
Weymouth Road, Hayes
Middlesex, UB4 8NF

Phone: 0208 8456756

Email: office@hedgewood.org

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