At Yeoman Park Academy, we ensure all children and young people have the opportunity to learn and develop in a supportive and caring environment, in which there is a focus on recognising individual achievement and supporting progression with the right level of stretch and challenge, to support children in reaching their full potential.

We acknowledge that our children rarely follow a predictable developmental journey, as their learning can often be idiosyncratic and as such, our teaching is reflective of this.

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” (Ignacio Estrada)

The curriculum offer is child led, relevant, meaningful and offers a flexible approach allowing their needs to be met.

Communication is at the core of our curriculum, promoting social, moral, spiritual and cultural development, as well as intellectual and physical development. It is essential that our children have opportunities to develop functional skills as well as independence.

Our curriculum has three pathways, with children following the most appropriate pathway for their level of learning. Our flexible approach, means they can mix and match different elements of the pathways to keep their curriculum offer ambitious.

The curriculum is planned to provide continuity and progression, enabling children to make connections and transfer skills, to think creatively and solve problems. It also develops children’s capacity to work independently and collaboratively.

Our children and young people learn best when they have access to hands on learning, where they learn skills that are relevant and appropriate to them. They need many opportunities to learn and practice their skills in different contexts, repetition is key to their development and our approach.

Curriculum pathways and curriculum areas

You can find out more details about our curriculum pathways and curriculum areas here.

Curriculum plans and progression of skills

Find out more about our approach to progression of skills and our curriculum plans below:

Curriculum plan

Progression of skills

Further information

If you would like any further information on our curriculum please contact us.