Our ELP classes follow a bespoke curricula which is designed to prioritise the children’s needs and support them to make the most progress in those areas which will have the greatest impact on their life chances.
It is a curriculum which provides opportunities for children to achieve their potential across a broad range of areas. It centres around three focus areas:
- Communication and Interaction
- Social, Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
- Independence and Self Help and Preparation for adulthood (life skills)
In addition, children’s experiences are planned within the following six complementary areas:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
- Sensory & Physical Development
Quest Primary staff have mapped each of these areas to half-termly topics, which run on a two-year cycle, to provide a learning environment which is purposeful and engaging. School-based learning takes place across a range of venues including the classroom, outside area, sensory room, cookery space and computing suite. Regular trips are planned to enhance children’s experiences and encourage them to apply their learning in new and familiar contexts, whist embedding memorable experiences.
The entire curriculum is viewed through the lens of the child as an individual, so key documents such as EHCPs and SALT programmes inform regular interventions, as well as ongoing provision.
The implementation and impact of the curriculum is continually reviewed as staff use their personalised knowledge of each child, to anticipate and react to individuals’ needs to help support their ongoing attainment and progress.