Pre Formal Curriculum

The pre-formal curriculum is for pupils and students with profound and complex needs who need a very special approach to their learning.  It is a curriculum that focuses on how best the pupils learn and acknowledges and celebrates the different abilities and achievements of every individual.

The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of pupils and students through a personalised approach.  It focusses on the early communication, social and emotional and cognitive skills that are the foundation of learning.  It is a curriculum that recognises the importance of movement and play in a child’s development and the need for sensory and multi-sensory approaches to learning.

Many have a need to develop positive relationships with familiar adults, to develop behaviours through which they can communicate, in order to explore the world around them using their sensory and physical capabilities to the full. The pre-formal curriculum is led by a very experienced team who deliver national training to other special schools and organisations across the country.

The pre-formal curriculum has at its heart, a personalised learning journey with progress along that journey measured using Routes for Learning, The Fountaindale Play Route-Map and personal goals.

A copy of the pre-formal curriculum can be found in the Documents Section of our website.  You can also find out more about this curriculum by contacting the school.