Phase 4 & 5
The aim of our secondary school programme is to provide a Conductive Education curriculum which serves all of the needs of the pupils with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders. . The programme also considers the significant emotional and physical changes that the young adolescents are going through at this period in their life. The Conductive Education curriculum, due to the nature of cerebral palsy, is usually broader and more holistic than a traditional curriculum in mainstream settings.
Academic programmes are delivered through the National Curriculum which can be modified as necessary based on the needs of the young adolescents. These have been integrated with the requirements of Conductive Education to provide access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Life skills form a significant part of our Secondary Curriculum with pupil’s participating in activities linked to developing a greater level of independence.
Within the Conductive Education framework, the conductors design and implement the curriculum which meets the varying needs of the pupils in the class. The special aspect of this curriculum is that it also teaches those skills which typically developing children would usually develop spontaneously due to an intact central nervous system.
Pupil’s lessons are planned using a 4 year topic cycle and the child centred approach and high level of pupil to staff ratio ensures that the curriculum is highly differentiated and individualised to meet the needs of all our pupils.