The overall aim of the curriculum is to enable all the young people at Mountfield Heath School to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
All pupils will have access to an education that is personalised, engaging and will encompass a purposeful and balanced curriculum.
We believe the word ‘curriculum’ should be interpreted in its widest meaning. It is every planned learning experience the pupils have as a member of the school, both learnt formally within a lesson and informally outside the classroom throughout the whole school day. It is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.
Teachers, instructors and support staff structure these experiences to ensure that they have the most positive effect on the attainment, progress and personal development of all pupils.
At the school we offer a flexible, personalised, engaging curriculum placing a strong focus on the social and emotional aspects of learning.
In both KS1 and KS2 we incorporate as many experiential learning activities as possible through activities and guests in school and participating in educational visits.
Our teaching staff and pupil support workers are highly skilled in working with primary pupils with a multitude of needs and differentiate work according to the stage the child is working at, resulting in any gaps in knowledge being covered in a way that suits the child. Work is clearly differentiated, allowing children to both make progress and develop their independence in a calm, safe, nurturing environment.
As part of the admissions process and after a place has been confirmed a range of data and information is provided to education staff prior to the young person arriving. This information will include education, social and medical history, attendance, safeguarding issues and involvement of other agencies. The Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will provide further information relating to current attainment as a minimum in core subjects.
On admission to the school pupils will complete a full baseline assessment. Data from this assessment will inform staff on how to best work with a pupil and set appropriate targets.Where the EHCP indicates, or where the generic baseline assessment indicates, there will be further targeted screening, where necessary with specialist support.
Individual education plans will be drawn up including any additional therapeutic intervention required to fully meet the pupil’s needs. At Mountfield Heath, therapeutic intervention is seen as part of the individual pupil’s whole learning experience and as such it is as integrated as fully as possible and appropriate, within the educational setting.