Outwoods Primary School

SEND Curriculum Statement

At Outwoods Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers.  The curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.

It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. Our curriculum also includes the social aspects that are essential for life-long learning.

All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupils need.

At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented.  To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum Outwoods Primary School remain committed to:

  • A range of teaching and learning styles
  • Differentiated learning materials
  • Access to IT and Technology
  • Additional in class support
  • Additional out of class support
  • Flexible groupings – including small group support work
  • An innovative, creative and supportive curriculum
  • The appropriate use of rewards and consequences
  • A broad range of extra-curricular activities
  • Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements
  • Applications during national testing at Key Stage 2 to obtain access arrangements as appropriate

Children who require a more bespoke curriculum that is tailored towards their EHCP (Educational Health and Care Plan) needs have a broad and balanced afternoon curriculum delivered in OWLS (Outwoods Learning Space).  This is planned for by using the National Curriculum as well as covering their specific targets on their individual plans. Other children have timetabled interventions, which link to the four broad areas of need in OWLS to aid their development.