Equals Curriculum Exemplar Schools

The Equals Pre-formal/Informal/Semi-formal Curriculum is set in the context of the Equals multi-tiered curriculum approach, recognising that differentiation from England’s (or indeed any) National Curriculum is NOT sufficient to meet the needs of pupils and students
with profound, complex, severe or global learning difficulties.

For these populations, who are all working consistently and over time below or very near the start of their national curriculum, curricula NEED TO be different rather than differentiated, because the way such pupils learn is different, and often very, very different from neuro-typical, conventional developing learners for whom the national curriculum was designed.

Breadth and Balance. Whilst we accept the desirability of providing a broad and balanced curriculum, it must be wholly appropriate to the needs of each learner. Ongoing assessment may point to a need for concentration and intensity in one or two particular areas for some learners for a part, and sometimes a considerable part of their time in education.

New – Equals Curriculum Exemplar Schools

For any Equals members, where their Specialist School, have purchased licenses for any of the curriculum schemes listed above, there is a new service which will be available from autumn 2022. The ‘Equals Curriculum Exemplar Schools’ involve specialist schools, where Equals has provided additional consultancy over the past 2-3 years regarding the new equals SoW. 

They have been observed implementing the Equals Curriculum Scheme of Work well in their own school.

Schools that have benefited from this additional support, have provided presentations to Equals members, via » Equals Regional Curriculum Conferences

They are able to articulate how the curriculum:

For any Equals members that have:

  • maintained their membership
  • purchased licences for the equals curriculum SoW
  • attended an Equals Regional Curriculum and Assessment Conference

A new service is available from autumn 2022, where schools can visit a selection of EQUALS Curriculum Exemplar Schools and receive some consultancy.

This will involve one-day per term at a cost of £500 per day. 

As more regional exemplar schools become available, this new service will become more accessible.

To learn more; or to find out if there is currently an exemplar school near you please contact our Strategic Development Manager,
Paul Buskin on 0191 272 1222 or by email paul@equalsoffice.co.uk

For any schools that are looking to make changes to their own school Curriculum (but don’t currently have any Equals licenses/schemes), you can also arrange an online session with Paul Buskin to learn more about Equals Curriculum and Assessment.

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