This curriculum recognises that children and young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) have unique abilities and ways of learning. Our Roots Curriculum is based on the understanding of what the individual pupil needs. Comfort, security, stimulation and motivation have to be accounted for in any situation. Having a good relationship with staff members is paramount to the students’ learning experience. Through interaction pupils can learn to trust the adults and the adults can learn about the pupils’ abilities, interests, preferred communication approaches, their feelings and their discomfort. The content within this Curriculum Pathway follows the four areas of learning written within their individual EHC plans:
- Cognition & Learning
- Communication & Interaction
- Social, Emotional & Mental Health
Within this Pathway children do not always learn following linear progression. We measure improvements in pupils’ depth of understanding and in the range of contexts to which they apply new concepts and skills. Therefore it is important to recognise lateral progress.