West Gate School

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If you would like more information about our curriculum pathways, please contact Tom Blockley (Assistant Headteacher)

Curriculum Pathway Handbooks 

 

Our Explorers Phase is a curriculum designed for learners in the early years foundation stage and Key Stage 1. 

Our Horizons curriculum pathway is designed to meet the needs of our learners with complex learning needs, autism and sensory processing difficulties. 

Our Futures curriculum pathway is designed to meet the needs of our learners with severe learning difficulties, including autism. 

Our Preparations curriculum pathway is designed to meet the needs of our learners with moderate learning difficulties, including autism. We split this pathway into two phases; Phase 1 KS2-3 and Phase 2 KS4-5. 

The phonics teaching programme we use is Read Write Inc. We also use Lexia as an interactive learning program to support the development of literacy. It provides targeted activities for phonics, reading fluency, comprehension, spelling and grammar. Click here for more information.

 

Overview of all curriculum pathways 

 

The links below will give you an overview of key information related to the curriculum design and intent for each pathway. 

 

Explorers Pathway Overview

 Horizons Pathway Overview

Futures Pathway Overview

Preparations Pathway Overview

 

Our larger curriculum pathway handbooks include more detailed information regarding pedagogy and practice for teaching staff and includes our approach to English and Maths.

 

Explorers Pathway handbook

Horizons Pathway Handbook

Futures Pathway Handbook

Preparations Phase 1 Handbook

Preparations Phase 2 Handbook