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Curriculum Learning Aims and Implementation

Curriculum Learning Aims


The learning aims for our young people are:

  1. To achieve maximum personal independence and active community participation.
  2. To empower self-advocacy through effective communication for choice and control.
  3. To aspire to ambitious personal pathways, progress and achievement within a functional context.
  4. To develop and maintain social opportunities, health and wellbeing.
  5. To ensure continuity of life-long learning and on transfer to Post 19 destinations.


Curriculum Implementation


The Beacon College Curriculum has the breadth to provide learning, which is aspirational, relevant and challenging to all students. It is designed to give a balanced and varied programme over 3 years.

The curriculum we offer each student is based upon their individual needs. We implement the curriculum through contextual learning experiences, supporting students to generalise their skills across a range of settings. The curriculum is further split into five areas of learning. Teaching and learning in each discrete subject area will vary according to the needs of the pupils for each of the curricula and their personalised pathway:

Our “whole” curriculum will incorporate the main elements of:


  • Foundation Learning

               Functional Skills

               Creative Development

               Physical Development

               Independent Living Skills

               Community Awareness

               Science and Technology

  • Specialist Curriculum
  • Enrichment
  • Therapies


To ensure the learning of our most complex learners continues into adulthood the Specialist Curriculum will continue throughout a student’s school career, as dictated by individual student need. All leaners will have access to an Enrichment Curriculum and, if and when, appropriate one that incorporates the Therapies offering to address the holistic needs of our students.



Placed at the centre of our curriculum delivery is the student’s Educational, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) which will be referenced so that we can actively monitor children and young people’s progress towards their personal outcomes and longer-term aspirations.


Strategies and provision required to meet the desirable outcomes are documented and implemented by the school as dictated by the Children’s Act 2014.


Educational, Health and Care Plan strands at the centre of The Beacon College Curriculum are:


• Social and Emotional

• Cognition and Learning

• Communication and Interaction

• Sensory and Physical

• Independence