At Hebden Green School we understand and celebrate the diverse needs of all our children and young people and aim to create a curriculum which allows them to reach their whole potential. Every pupil has a personalised curriculum and individual targets which relate to the outcomes on their Education, Health and Care Plan. Individual targets are therefore the priority for all our children and young people and drive forward their curriculum.
Many pupils demonstrate similar learning preferences and we reflect this by grouping them into ‘Pathways’ at age 7; prior to this, pupils enter the Foundation Stage where the focus is on readiness to learn. At 16, pupils may continue onto our Post 16 department where alongside their individual targets they will focus on work related learning, independence and functional skills.
Children and young people will follow a curriculum based on Pathway One, Two or Three which is based on their learning needs and preferences. The Hebden Green Curriculum is based on extensive research and outstanding practice from similar schools throughout the UK. Our curriculum is skill and context based and encourages active engagement in learning for all pupils. It focuses on developing the key skills of communication, cognition, independence, physical development and self care. These are all transferable skills that will equip our young people for life beyond Hebden Green.
As a school we recognise a child’s chronological age is not always reflected in their ability to access an age-related National Curriculum. We carefully plan our learning environment, class groupings, structure of the school day and curriculum to allow our pupils to thrive and maximise their potential.