We have developed our curriculum with the needs of our pupils in mind. At Highfield School we have a stimulating and enjoyable learning environment with high quality teaching and equipment. This is all intertwined with The Active Learning Trusts Curriculum Statement and ethos.
At Highfield Littleport...
The school works to deliver a stimulating and relevant curriculum for our learners. We have developed a progressive curriculum which is integrated so that students can be entered for the most appropriate assessment method appropriate to their needs. We aim to prepare students for their next step into education, work, independent or supported living.
Intent & Implementation
We strive to improve our methods and practice to provide the best we can for our pupils. Each pupil follows their own learning pathway which is tailored to their needs and abilities. Each pathway has a colour but on occasions pupils may take a combination of two pathways if it is appropriate for the stage of development they are at. Each pathway encompasses the core elements of learning in English, Maths, Science and the foundation subjects all differentiated to a level that is relevant and meaningful to our students.
Within our curriculum intent we firmly believe that the development of the student is at the center.
Content should be determined by the needs of the child rather than cultural values in respect to academic subjects and so it needs to be pupil centered and not subject centered. (Powell and Jordan 1997:25).
EYFS Phase: Students within the Early Years Foundation Stage and early Key Stage 1 begin with the Orange phase. This is centered around early learning as Early Years education is considered to be the essential foundation upon which all pupils build the rest of their lives and is an education that encompasses all learning and development.
Through careful assessment of needs, peer groups, baseline assessments and interests students then follow a learning pathway.
Blue Pathway: For students who have profound and multiple, physical, sensory and communication needs.
Green Pathway: For students who require additional support with communication, co-ordination, self-help skills, and cognition.
Yellow Pathway: For students who usually have moderate learning difficulties, or they may be working below age-appropriate study. The pupils’ needs may be associated with their physical or medical disability and a combination of sensory and/or communication difficulties.
In order for a therapeutic and understanding approach to behaviour and our learners we have developed a Nurture based approach for students throughout the school. We aim to foster a nurturing approach to teaching and learning alongside developing essential turn taking and cooperative skills with mutual respect and understanding.
You can find out more information about our curriculum by browsing the following pages. Clicking the coloured links on this page will give you more information or you are able to contact a member of staff at school.
Take a look at our curriculum presentation summary below: