______________________ Pre-Formal Curriculum



Our pre-formal curriculum (Seeds and Roots Pathways) focuses on the early communication, social, emotional and cognitive skills that are the foundation of learning.

Pupils at this very early level of development may only communicate by gesture, eye-pointing, and at times very simple language; they require a higher level of adult support, both for their learning needs and their personal care and their attainment will be below the pre-key stage standards.

The focus within these pathways is upon enabling pupils to proactively explore the world around them, gaining environmental control skills and discovering for themselves, whilst establishing positive interactive relationships with others and developing a sense of security within the classroom and school environment, which is meaningful and comprehensible to them. Hence the importance of play in their development and the need for sensory and multi-sensory approaches to their learning.