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Pathways & Routes

Pathways (Age 7-16):

Pathway Name SEND Primary Need Pathway Delivery Foci Learning Routes accessible

Green

SEMH

Beginning to share attention. Formal learning, individual interventions, small group work.

  • Resilience
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Behaviour strategies
  • Social Skills

Route 1

Route 2

Route 3

Route 4

Blue

MLD

Majority capable of sharing attention. Blend of Formal and Informal Learning. Whole Class teaching, Pairs, Interventions and Small Group work.

  • Resilience
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Behaviours for Learning
  • Social Skills

Route 1

Route 2

Route 3

Route 4

Purple

SLD

More severe communication needs. Experiential learning, Interventions, Small Groups.

  • Embedding learning
  • Experiential learning
  • Life Skills

Route 4

Route 5

 

Learning Routes (Age 7-16):

Ability Trajectories Teaching and Learning Outcome Aims
Route 1
  • Functional and academic skills
  • Depth of learning increased
  • Level 2 GCSE/ BTEC Functional Skills
  • Reading Age by 16:  16+yrs

Route 2

  • Functional and academic skills
  • Depth of learning increased
  • Level 1 GCSE/ BTEC Functional Skills/ Entry Levels
  • Reading Age by 16: 12-13yrs

Route 3

  • Breadth of learning
  • Entry Level 2/3
  • Reading Age by 16: 10yrs

Route 4

  • Communication -  Functional application
  • Entry Level 1
  • Reading Age by 16: 7yrs

Route 5

  • Communication -  Functional application
  • Specific local community curriculum
  • Entry Level 1
  • Reading Age by 16: 5yrs

Examples:

Tom (7yrs) - Green pathway (Primary SEND Need - SEMH)

  • Route 1 for Communication
  • Route 3 for Personal Development 
  • Route 1 for Understanding My World (with spiky profile within these)

 

Oti (13yrs) - Blue pathway (Primary SEND Need - Global Development Delay)

  • Route 3 for Communication
  • Route 2 for Personal Development
  • Route 3 for Understanding My World

 

Lower School Pathways

Pathway Looks Like

Green

Environment: Pre-formal learning

Semi-Formal Learning. Moving from play-based learning. Beginning more formal group work.  Can access 1:1. Beginning to share attention for paired work with adults.  Children learning still supported by enabling environment and they are given access for learning through play.

Blue

Environment: Pre-formal learning.

An enabling environment set up to support more formal learning and independent learners. Formal Learning Sessions start with whole group and move to groups of 3-4. Beginning to work independently. Sensory Circuits.

 

Environment: TEACCH

High staff ratio. Highly structured environment to support children's learning.  Workstations, Tray tasks, communication groups, individual timetables, PECS/ communication book teaching.

Purple

Environment: TEACCH

Intervention 1:1 work. Small group work. HLTA modelling strategies.  Sensory Circuits.

Highly structured environment with low arousal adapted for individuals' needs.

Middle School (1) Pathways

Middle School (2) Pathways

Upper School Pathways