Engagement Curriculum Intent
This curriculum intends to engage all children to develop the deep understanding needed to be able to anticipate, participate and recognise changes. The children who follow this sensory-based curriculum pathway usually have Profound and Multiple Learning difficulties and follow a sensory-based Engagement Curriculum. These children are between years 1-6 and are not yet engaged in subject-specific learning.
Children will encounter a wide variety of stimulating experiences and topics planned from the Cornerstones curriculum, ensuring balance and breadth. Underpinning this curriculum are the strategies taught to every child to develop their communication, behaviour for learning and self-regulation. In conjunction with this, each child’s Education Health and Care Plan Outcomes are continually addressed, worked through and evidenced.
Engagement Curriculum Implementation
This curriculum is implemented through a sensory-based approach where learning interweaves into a holistic curriculum offer. All activities are child-centred, exciting and sequentially planned, but also allow for incidental learning opportunities to occur. All of this learning takes place through experience and participation with a high emphasis on repetition. Repetition of learning is essential to support progress and attainment within the areas of cognition and learning; communication and interactions; social, emotional and mental health; and sensory and physical. Underpinning this curriculum are the strategies taught to every child to develop their communication, behaviour for learning and self-regulation.
Engagement Curriculum Impact
The impact of this curriculum will be fully preparing all young people to leave us in year 6 after becoming increasingly aware of the world around them, able to recognise change and fully prepared for the next stage in their educational journey. They will be young people who feel involved within the Fountains Primary School community. The range of inspiring experiences and activities provided have increased their sense of fulfilment. All young people wherever possible will be able to make choices and communicate their basic needs and wants through a communication system appropriate to their level of need. The progress they have made through this curriculum will have been assessed using the B Squared formative and summative assessment tools.
For further information, please see our Long Term Plans and Curriculum Policy below. Alternatively, contact the school office.
Parent Carer Feedback
"Since my child starting in Jellyfish class, she has come on a long way, she is beginning to write, speak more and sign more. She is more confident and wants to be independent."