Purpose and aims
The school continually reviews, develops and evolves its curriculum to meet the needs of its pupils, but ensures the purpose fits with the 4 core purposes of the Curriculum for Wales (CFW) which is:-
- ambitious, capable learners ready to learn throughout their lives
- enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work
- ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world
- healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.
While these are the starting point for our curriculum, their interpretation requires staff to adapt them to the context of our school and its pupils. Termly curriculum themes allows school to deliver activities which develop knowledge and skills across a variety of activities. These activities use class-based resources, sessions in the school’s specialist rooms, outdoor learning (including use of the school’s forest area) and community facilities to maximise learning opportunities.
To support our curriculum, we deliver a number of therapeutic approaches and use specialist facilities which provide for the wide range of needs across the school. We continue to look to develop our approaches, and staff professional development and school improvement priorities support us to meet the changing needs of our school population. Each child is an individual, with individual learning, social and emotional needs and we continually look to better ourselves as a school to meet those needs.