Wood Bank Special School


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Trunk Curriculum

This curriculum recognises that many of our children have a range of complex learning difficulties. The approaches within this Curriculum encompass the development of thinking skills, creative learning and movement, and is designed to be developmentally appropriate. It enables all pupils to take part in activities that are engaging, meaningful to them and provide relevant and challenging goals. We follow the EYFS model which sets out seven aspects of learning:

  • Communication & Language
  • Physical Development
  • PSED
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

To ensure effective differentiation, each pathway is linked to its own assessment system. This ensures that learning and progress is relevant to each individual child. Learning is sequenced each half term with clear learning intentions to show progression. Teachers may work on other aspects of learning to ensure all gaps are addressed and the back chaining of skills is evidenced for each individual child.