Curriculum

School (Year 2 to Year 11)

From year 2 onwards pupils are placed onto a Personalised Learning Pathway.  Our curriculum offer is split into three ‘tiers’ which enables us to personalise and differentiate the curriculum to meet the needs of individual pupils.  These are the areas offered within each pathway:

Pre-formal:

  • Communication 
  • Cognition
  • Physical
  • Self-care and Independence
Activities at this level will include multi-sensory stories, outdoor education, Rebound Therapy, hydrotherapy, Eye Gaze, Sherborne, sensory cookery. 
Semi-formal:
  • Core subjects – Literacy, Maths, Science, Computing
  • Foundation subjects – Humanities, Arts, Life Skills

Themes include ‘Best of British’, ‘African Adventure’ and ‘Awesome!

Formal:
  • Subject specific learning

Themes include ‘Mindfulness’ and ‘Sustainable Development’ 

All pupils follow a key stage appropriate thematic curriculum which incorporates the foundation subjects and where suitable, may also link to the core subjects.  Careful long term planning ensures that there is a breadth and balance of subjects across the year.  Our curriculum is further enriched through specialist provision such as music tutors and sports coaches.  We follow the Letters and Sounds Phonics programme.   Fox Wood is a specialist school for communication and interaction and our staff are highly skilled in utilising a range of communication methods to support pupils to access the curriculum, examples include Makaton, PECS, objects of reference (OOR), sensory cues and on-body signing.  

Our Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils also benefit from a progressive work related learning programme which incorporates enterprise, World of Work (WoW) and in-house work experience.  Pupils are accredited for their work across the curriculum through ASDAN, Personal Progress, Arts Award, and Science Award.  Our key stage 4 curriculum provides the building blocks in preparation for transition into college provision.


Further information about the school can be found here:
http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/
If you would like any further detail about our curriculum please do not hesitate to contact the school.