Curriculum Intent

As a generic special school, our strap line 'From strong roots we grow and blossom' drives our intentions which is embedded throughout our vision with the following focus for pupils:

In line with recent school growth, we have seen a changing pupil profile in terms of pupils' primary needs and characteristics. This change to our diverse population has resulted in a re-focus of our curriculum design and implementation. In addition, our review of pupil outcomes indicates there is scope to build upon our curriculum offer to create more relevant experiences that challenge and inspire our pupils each day.

In response, we have designed four curriculum pathways with all classes aligned to a particular pathway in accordance with our needs-based class system. The four pathways are:

  • Discover Pathway
  • Develop Pathway
  • Engage Pathway
  • Explore Pathway


Each pathway has a unique intent statement and implementation plan, however, at school wide level they share the same underpinning intentions and philosophy.

Click the document below for more information:

Wood Bank School - Whole School Intent Statement