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The John Fielding School Curriculum Approach

The curriculum has been designed in line with Rochford review recommendations, through support and collaboration with other high performing special schools and with significant input from the experienced and enthusiastic special needs practitioners based at the school.

Intention

At The John Fielding School, our curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of our pupils. It aims to provide motivating and relevant learning and development activities to maximise pupil engagement and support outstanding progress in all areas of learning. Personalised provision allows teachers to plan in direct response to a pupil’s individual needs and interests and taking account of their barriers to learning. The curriculum is designed to support the development of functional skills, independence and personal development, preparing our students to make a positive contribution to life in modern Britain.

Implementation

The topic based approach provides stimulating learning experiences and links concepts within an overarching theme. The curriculum is differentiated at three levels, formal, semi-formal and informal. Within our context, the semi and informal curricula are more heavily drawn upon. This meets the needs of our different cohorts of pupils, ensuring that they all have access to areas of learning which are suited to them. The same overall topic is studied by all three of the curriculum levels. This ensures that classes can take a mixture of approaches if necessary to support individualisation and accessibility. Varied and frequent use is made of the local and extended community.

Impact

The curriculum supports pupils to make outstanding progress in all areas of their learning, successfully moving on to a range of post 19 education and adult social care provisions. Pupils leave with maximised communication, confidence, self-help and independent life and living skills. Relevant accreditation and qualifications are achieved to enable our pupils to continue their learning journeys into adult life.

Please follow the appropriate link(s) in order to view more information about the School Curriculum.

The John Fielding Special School Curriculum Rationale

The John Fielding Special School Formal Curriculum

The John Fielding Special School Semi-formal Curriculum

The John Fielding Special School Informal Curriculum

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Framework

The John Fielding Special School Key Stage 2 Curriculum Framework

The John Fielding Special School Key Stage 3 Curriculum Framework

Curriculum Map - Key Stage 4 and 5

The John Fielding Special School Accreditation in Key Stages 4 & 5