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Curriculum Rationale

The curriculum at Brooklands is meaningful and relevant.

It is highly personalised and creative and is led by outcomes that will make a difference to our pupils.

Pupils at Brooklands Special School have learning difficulties which cover a wide range of needs, including moderate learning difficulties (MLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD), where children are likely to need support in all areas of the curriculum and associated difficulties with mobility and communication through to profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), where children are likely to have severe and complex learning difficulties as well as a physical disability or sensory impairment. As such, pupils need a slower pace of learning to allow time for consolidation and ensure understanding. Therefore topic based subjects i.e. Science, Computing, PSHE&C and all Foundation subjects the Key Stage 1 and 2 programmes of Study have been drawn out over the Years 1 to 9 (Key Stage 4 students access AQA units and Unit Awards). Our curriculum ensures breadth and balance is maintained for pupils whose cognitive level means their attainment throughout school fails to reach national expectations. Curriculum entitlement is maintained for all.

The curriculum at Brooklands is clearly linked to assessment arrangements and ensures opportunities for ongoing assessment.