The Quest Curriculum – Semi-Formal

Our semi formal curriculum is accessed by our students who typically have complex needs, Autism and / or Significant Learning Difficulties (SLD). This curriculum is similar to our Discovery curriculum however the Quest curriculum is designed to support our more cognitively able SLD students that require a fixed based learning environment for the majority of their lessons. These young people may 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, however they may excel in a particular area. Many students may have a communication need and this forms a firm building block to the curriculum offer. Repetition and over learning is key to the success of these learners. Students are typically working within our assessment system – ‘WS Progress steps’ of P6 to P9. This is a life skill based curriculum where students learn from their tangible experiences.


Curriculum Structures



Structure of Day