All our pupils follow a learning route informed by either the EYFS Curriculum, Routes for Learning, MAPP Milestones, KS1 / KS2 statements and / or the Engagement Scale. From Key Stage 2 onwards, a creative curriculum approach is used which encourages pupils to become inquisitive and independent learners. All pupils receive differentiated English and Maths lessons. Pupils have a balance of structured and play-based learning as well as outdoor and physical activity.
Our 14-19 learners follow the Equals Moving on Curriculum, supporting Preparing for Adulthood key areas of development. They have opportunities for work experience in the local community. Students work towards functional skills in English and Maths and independent living skills in order to prepare them for their journeys post-Strathmore, whether that be in a college placement or a supported employment position.
We follow a half termly thematic curriculum approach, with aspects informed by the national curriculum, in line with schemes of work that take into account the learning needs of all of our pupils. Our secondary pupils have the opportunity to work towards accreditation depending on their ability. Pupil progress towards EHCP Outcomes is monitored through our Small Steps system.
Our curriculum makes strong links with the local community, with a mix of well-prepared visits and a focus on social, cultural and spiritual enrichment. We welcome a thriving team of peers from other schools to join pupils in their learning within school.
The below PDF breaks down Strathmore’s assessment overview. This document illustrates the different learning pathways used by School, to define individual pupil learning targets and outcomes. It also details how each learning pathway is applied and what other methods are used to assess pupil progress.
Routes for Learning, MAPP Milestones and Interim Pre Key Stage Standards track pupil progress towards their assessment targets. These individual outcomes are set by teachers with input from therapists, education professionals and parents/carers. The set outcomes are reviewed at the pupils Annual Review meeting which takes place during the second Spring Term.