The ‘Curriculum for All Learners’ WG (2010) Document states:
To enable all learners’ access to relevant skills, knowledge and understanding at an appropriate level, schools may select content from the foundation phase or any key stage within the curriculum and use it flexibly together with the skills framework 2008 in order to:
- Provide a meaningful, relevant and motivating curriculum to their learners
- Meet the specific needs of their learners and further their all-round development
This is the principle on which we base our curriculum and assessment procedures. It has therefore been decided that as of September we will run a static, vertical class adopting a foundation phase approach for 9 pupils operating below P6. It is overwhelmingly relevant for our learners to experience and develop the skills associated with the foundation phase rather than those related to their relevant chronological key stage. In doing this, students are given time to develop the skills that their disability inhibits.