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Curriculum Pathways

St Luke's Curriculum Pathways Overview

St Luke’s Pathways Overview

Pathways Parameters

 

End of KS1

Lower School

End of KS2

Middle School

End of KS3

Upper School

End of KS4

PMLD (Min)

P1(i)

EC

P1(i)

EC

P1(i)

Internal

P1(i)

PMLD (Max)

P3(ii)

EC

P5

PKSS

P6

Internal

P6

Path 1 (Min)

P4

EC

P6

PKSS

P7

ASDAN

P7

Path 1 (Max)

P5

PKSS

P7

PKSS

1C

EL1

U

Path 2 & 3 (Min)

P6

PKSS

P8

KS1

1B

EL2

U

Path 2 & 3 (Mid)

P8

KS1

2C

LKS2

3B

EL3

G

Path 2 & 3 (Max)

1A

KS1/LKS2

3B

UKS2

4A

Level 1

E

Mainstream (Min)

2C

LKS2/UKS2

4C

KS3

5B

Level 2

D

Mainstream (Max)

2B

LKS2/UKS2

4B

KS3

6C

Level 2

C

 

 

It is recognised that children will not always fit neatly into a particular pathway, and that a best fit approach is required. Within each pathway there is therefore flexibility in terms of the content delivered to ensure that the needs of all children can be most appropriately met. In the key skills areas this flexibility is provided through the use of skills ladders, allowing learning to be pitched appropriately. Knowledge areas are mapped out over time to ensure coverage of key ideas; objectives identified for each strand are differentiated by pathway, with each strand of learning revisited in subsequent key stages to allow progression, overlearning and gap filling.

 

It is also recognised that children do not always follow the same pathway as their peers, and that progress will not always be smooth; they may make more or less progress than their peers at different points in the school life. Therefore there is provision for children to move between pathways. At the end of each key stage, transitioning between Lower, Middle and Upper school, children are assessed to ensure that they are on the correct pathway.

 

Pathway 1 (SLD)

This pathway is designed to meet the needs of pupils facing more severe barriers to learning. Teaching focuses on supporting pupils to engage with practical skills that are needed in adult life and will enable the individual to access social, cultural and leisure activities beyond school. Teaching focuses on developing pupils’ skills in several key areas:

  • Communication
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Understanding of My World
  • Functional literacy
  • Functional numeracy
  • Physical Development

 

Key Outcomes

  • Pupils learn functional communication skills, including ICT where appropriate
  • Pupils learn functional numeracy and literacy skills
  • Pupils learn to follow basic instructions
  • Pupils learn to regulate their emotions
  • Pupils learn to respect social boundaries
  • Pupils learn about their community
  • Pupils will be supported to maintain a healthy body and mind
  • Pupils develop their movement skills
  • Pupils learn how to keep themselves safe
  • Pupils learn skills that will enable them to live as independently as possible
  • Pupils engage in a variety of internal work experience opportunities
  • Pupils engage with community based social, cultural and leisure activities and where possible, experience of work
  • Pupils develop an awareness of their environment through trips into the local community and outdoor learning opportunities
  • Pupils complete accredited ASDAN units of study
 

 

Pathway 2 (LD)

This pathway is designed to meet the needs of pupils facing more moderate barriers to learning. Teaching focuses on developing pupils’ skills in several key areas:

  • Communication
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Understanding of The World
  • Functional literacy
  • Functional numeracy
  • Physical Development

 

Key Outcomes

  • Pupils develop their verbal, written and numerical capacities to prepare them for further education
  • Pupils learn to follow routines, schedules and instructions as independently as possible
  • Pupils learn to safely initiate social interaction in a range of different contexts
  • Pupils learn to regulate their emotions
  • Pupils are encouraged to maintain a healthy body and mind
  • Pupils engage in a variety of physical activities
  • Pupils develop the life skills needed for independent living
  • Pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of ICT
  • Pupils access community based social, cultural and leisure activities and work experience
  • Pupils engage in a variety of internal and external experiences of work
  • Pupils learn about their community and their place in the world
  • Pupils develop a connection to their environment through trips into the local community and outdoor learning opportunities
  • Pupils complete accredited programmes at EL2, EL3 or Level 1
 

 

Pathway 3 (SEMH/LD)

This pathway is designed to meet the needs of pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties, alongside Learning Difficulties. Provision includes a greater emphasis on therapeutic interventions and learning outside the classroom. Teaching focuses on developing pupils’ skills in several key areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication
  • Understanding of The World
  • Functional literacy
  • Functional numeracy
  • Physical Development

 

Key Outcomes

  • Pupils develop their readiness to learn and their ability to regulate their emotions
  • Pupils develop their verbal, written and numerical capacities to prepare them for further education
  • Pupils learn to follow routines, schedules and instructions as independently as possible
  • Pupils learn to safely initiate social interaction in a range of different contexts
  • Pupils are encouraged to maintain a healthy body and mind
  • Pupils engage in a variety of physical activities and learning outside the classroom
  • Pupils develop the life skills needed for independent living
  • Pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of ICT
  • Pupils access community based social, cultural and leisure activities and work experience
  • Pupils engage in a variety of internal and external experiences of work
  • Pupils learn about their community and their place in the world
  • Pupils develop a connection to their environment through trips into the local community and outdoor learning opportunities
  • Pupils complete accredited programmes at EL2, EL3 or Level 1

 

 

Pathway 4 (SEMH/Mainstream)

This pathway is designed to meet the needs of pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties, functioning at a mainstream level. Provision includes a greater emphasis on therapeutic interventions and learning outside the classroom. The aim of this pathway is to develop children’s readiness to learn and emotional regulation, whilst maintaining academic progress, in order to enable them to integrate back into a mainstream environment.