Curriculum Pages

Northern Ireland

Quest for learning is a guidance and assessment resource to support teachers and classroom assistants of learners with profound & multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), providing ideas for and pathways to learning.

Learning Wales

The links for the origional ‘Routes to learning’ and the new ‘Routes to Literacy and Numeracy’ can found here.

Education Scotland

For 2018 Education Scotland have offered these guidlines for special schools in Scotland ‘Milestones to support learners with complex additional support needs’

Southern Ireland NCSE

On this page there are links to hundreds of pages of curriculum documents. Its an increadible document with hundreds of ideas.

Fairfield School Curriculum

The team from Fairfield School did a brilliant presentation all about their journey to create their new curriculum   Here is a single sheet overview of their work. Their presentation is available on a password protected page if you wou;ld like to see it.

Designing and Creating a Creative Curriculum

Fountaindale School developed their own Play curriculum and have just had a favourable OFSTED inspection. There work is all around the child and its really worth a look so here are the pages with all the links for the ‘Creative Curriculum’ course.

Developing personal pathways

In this article, Barry Carpenter discusses how the learning needs of our children with CLDD are changing, as the conditions that the children present with are also changing. We need to deepen our understanding of these changing learning styles in order to more accurately meet their needs.

Barry Carpenter OBE, CBE

The Changing Landscape of SEND

CHILDREN and young people with complex learning difficulties and disabilities (CLDD) have been described as a 21st century frontier for education (Carpenter et al, 2105)…

Revisiting Engagement

Prof. Barry Carpenter CBE, OBE, looks at the
development of the Engagement Framework for Learning

Useful Links from Barry Carpenter

In this page Professor Barry Carpenter gives lots of links to sites wjich may be of use to those people looking at new curriculums in their schools.

Prof. Barry Carpenter OBE, CBE

Reflections of the Rochford Review

As one of the Rochford review members Richard is well placed to comment on the review itself read more here…

Richard Aird. OBE

Useful websites from Barry Carpenter

Here is an updated list of websites suggested by Professor Barry Carpenter CBE 2018

Curriculum and Assessment conference March 2019

Here are the notes from the curriculum conundrum in Manchester.

Teacher workload advisory group report and government response

Advisory group report on removing unnecessary workload associated with data management and the government’s response.

Non Subject Specific Curriculum

Here are the notes from the course run by Fountaindale School about implementing a play curriculum.

Disengaged to Engaged a new lens on behaviour management.

Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework

This Framework was commissioned and funded by the Department of Health and developed in collaboration by Skills for Health, Skills for Care and Health Education England.

Hitting the target...

and missing the point is a great paper from Peter outlining his view of the Rochford revue as presented on our curriculum conference in December 2016

Escaping the culture...

Richard Aird is a passionate speaker and very experienced in his field. He is one of the members of the Rochford Revue panel and he did a great presentation on our CLDD day. Here is his presentation and his notes.

Richard Aird, OBE.

The training materials cover the following areas of special educational needs (SEN) and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND):

  • Severe learning difficulties (SLD)
  • Profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD)
  • Complex learning difficulties and disabilities (CLDD)

They are presented in 16 modules within four subject groups and look into topics such as communication and interaction, the context of specialist teaching, insights from neuroscience, working with families, and the legislation around SEND.