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Curriculum Provision

Woodlands Meed School site has approximately 160 pupils aged from 2 through to 14. Our primary classes are named after woodland animals and birds (Squirrel, Badger, Otter, Woodpecker, Mole, Rabbit, Owl, Fox) and the keystage 3 classes are named after geographical features (River, Glacier, Desert, Ocean, Waterfall, Mountain, Lake).

Pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties are also based on the School site which has good facilities for their education and care, including a warm water pool and trampoline for rebound therapy. Our PMLD Classes are named Hedgehog and Robin.

Woodlands Meed College site has approximately 100 students from years 10 to 14. Students in KS4 (14-16 years old) and KS5 (16-19 years old) attend the College, where we aim to prepare them for moving on to adult life, whether this be to the workplace, to further education or to supportive adult provision. Class groups are named after their key stage and teacher's initials. (e.g. 4CM and 5AS).

Students at the College study a wide range of subjects either at the College or with partner schools and Colleges offering vocational courses. The curriculum is personalised to the needs of the pupils as far as possible. Some classes concentrate on developing independence in daily living activities, whilst others follow certificated courses leading to GCSEs, Entry Level Certificates or NVQs.

The curriculum for each child and class is adapted to their needs and developmental stage as far as possible. Wherever we can, a pupil’s programme is personalised to include the additional learning and skills practice that they need.

Some key points are:

  • Interconnected knowledge and skills for lifelong learning
  • Communication, Social, Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills to support learning
  • Full and appropriate delivery of the National Curriculum including English, mathematics, ICT
  • Early Years and Further Education pathways relevant to our learners
  • Working with experts and therapists to support individual needs
  • PERSONALISED and Individualised curriculum pathways where needed

Please use the links in this section to explore each of the key stages in more detail. If you would like further information about the curriculum offer at Woodlands Meed please contact either Heather Trott (primary), Martin Woods (key stage 3 ) or Tom Brown (college site).