September 11, 2023    
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Event Type

Curriculum Pathways

with Peter Imray

The Equals charity has developed and published curriculum and assessment materials since 1994. In recent years work has progressed in relation to newer schemes of work for Pre-formal, Informal, Semi-formal and formal. During this session Peter Imray will talk through these Curriculum pathways. This is also an opportunity for schools to ask questions and talk about their own pupils. It seems to be commonplace for special schools to describe their curriculum as being delivered through ‘pathways’, but what does that actually mean? Equals argues that for schools to be regarded as specialist (rather than just special) they need to be delivering Pre-Formal, Informal and Semi-Formal Pathways which recognise that pupils and students with Profound, Complex and Severe Learning Disabilities learn differently from each other and very, very differently from nuero-typical, conventionally developing learners. That is, the Pathways need to be different to, rather than differentiated from, the National Curriculum.

To book on to any of these sessions please email admin@equalsoffice.co.uk and state the delegates name and email address so they can be sent the joining instructions. As these sessions are 100% FREE for Equals members, they are likely to fill up fast, so please register your interest asap, to secure your place/s.  

To view details for our Autumn 2023/Spring 2024 courses please visit our Online CPD Sessions web page.

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