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The Aims of the Curriculum

Our curriculum recognises each child as unique and by providing individual and specialist teaching, Chiltern Wood School will facilitate learning and development, resulting in progress and achievement.

The aims are:

  • To prepare pupils for an adult life with the greatest possible degree of autonomy
  • To help pupils to develop the ability to form relationships with others based on mutual respect
  • To provide the means, reasons and opportunities to interact and communicate with a wide range of people
  • To ensure that each pupil’s physical ability is fully supported to develop and mature in strength and function.
  • To increase pupils’ understanding and awareness of their environment and of the world
  • To enable pupils to be as independent as possible by promoting their ability to express preferences, communicate needs, make decisions and choose options that other people act on and respect
  • To respond to the particular needs of individual pupils in order to maintain their well-being and readiness to learn
  • To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • To encourage pupils to explore, to question and to challenge
  • To ensure pupils access their learning entitlement and that barriers to learning are reduced
  • To promote ‘British Values’ through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education
  • To understand that before good learning can occur, basic care and safety needs are required to be met. (Maslow 1954)


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