Guide to the English Curriculum



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Schemes of Work for the National Curriculum for pupils
working below age related expectations

  • presented within P Levels (P1-P8) with examples of different Key Stages.
  • covers EYFS and Key Stages 1-3
  • Inline with the new English National Curriculum 2014

This document is rooted in the belief that pupils with special educational needs deserve an education of the highest standard. An education that is mindful of the individuality of each pupil’s learning difficulty and recognises the need for a multi-modal approach, supported by a range of multi-sensory activities delivered over an agreed time frame. The acquisition of core skills is essential to enhance the lives of special needs children and young people; with English and its component strands claiming centre stage. This document offers a range of tried and tested examples of different genres and texts to teach and develop these skills to pupils consistently working below Level 1 of the National Curriculum. Examples provided have been chosen following consideration of their age appropriateness. The document builds on the framework and successes of the ‘EQUALS Literacy Strategy’ and readers are encouraged to regard the ‘Guide’ as a ‘set of recipe cards’ that can be adapted, added to and bespoked when developing medium and long-term plans.


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