The Discovery Curriculum – Semi-Formal

Our semi-formal curriculum is accessed by our students who typically have complex needs, Autism and/or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). Young people need more time to focus on foundation learning and fundamentals. They often experience difficulty in retaining information and are working at the early stages of basic communication & literacy, numeracy and understanding the world. Many students have communication needs and this forms a firm building block to the curriculum offer. Students are typically working within our assessment system – ‘WS Progress steps’ of P4 to P8. This is a life skill-based curriculum where students learn from their tangible experiences.


Curriculum Structures

Structure of Day

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