Our curriculum at Swiss Cottage is skill and context based and encourages active engagement in learning. The curriculum focuses on developing the key skills of communication, cognition, independence, physical development and self-care, all transferrable skills that equip children and young people for life beyond the school.
Our curriculum strives to be responsive to each learner, and build on individual strengths and interests. A rolling plan is in place, which supports a balance of stimulating contexts for learning through different learning experiences, themes and subjects.
We have three core curricula which meet the range of learning needs of all our children and young people. Students with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) are provided with an informal curriculum which is specifically designed to meet their needs in connecting and responding.
Pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) benefit from a semi-formal curriculum which promotes life-skills and is highly stimulating.
Learners with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) receive an adaptation of the National Curriculum which emphasises life skills.
In addition, children in the Early Years Foundation Stage follow the statutory EYFS curriculum.
We are committed to offering our children and young people with the best opportunities. For some, this will include full or part-time inclusion in other settings, usually in mainstream schools or Further Education, or a Gifted and Talented programme.