The Discoverers’ Pathway is a semi-formal curriculum designed for students who have severe learning difficulties, who are typically assessed as being between P4 and the earliest levels of the National Curriculum.
Our students with severe learning difficulties have:
difficulties with communication
difficulties with abstract concepts
difficulties with attention
difficulties with memory
poor general knowledge
difficulties with generalising ideas and skills
(Imray and Colley)
Students on the Discoverers’ Pathway will follow the Equals semi- formal schemes of work. Learning is organised into 12 curriculum areas:
My Play and Leisure
My Thinking and Problem Solving
The World About Me
My Outdoor School
My Physical Well-being
Throughout the curriculum there is a focus on developing the key functional skills that students will need to be as independent as possible in their adult lives.
Students on the Discoverers’ Pathway may work towards accreditation such as:
Students in the secondary department may have opportunities for work experience.
We will use a basket of indicators to tell the full story of each student’s unique learning journey.
Progress towards Personal Learning Intentions/EHCP goals
Progress towards therapy goals
Progress meetings in terms 2 and 4
Progress captured on Evidence for Learning in Learning Journals
End of Year Assessment using Pre-Key Stage 2 standards
Behaviour Support Plans/Data
Feedback from work experience