The Nurture Pathway is for children with Severe Learning Disabilities. It provides experiences and opportunities which promotes communication, functional skills, emotional well-being, confidence and independence.
Planned activities provide opportunities for pupils to develop skills across different domains, for example a visit to a local park, theatre performance, local shop/cafe would include aspects of ‘My Wider World’; ‘My Communication’; ‘My Thinking and Problem Solving’ and ‘Myself’.
Within the Nurture Pathway, for some pupils a highly structured learning environment can be very challenging. Within our nurture curriculum, some classes aim to explore different activities and resources and provide more developmentally appropriate learning opportunities, which are more informal and child-led. This informal approach is driven by the capturing the pupil’s interest at any given moment. This approach supports experiences within and beyond the community and sensory needs are addressed for individual pupils to promote self-regulation and increase engagement
The nurture pathway promotes what our learners need rather than being constrained by subject areas. It is practical based and focuses on the application of Skills & Knowledge.
There are numerous approached to learning which include rebound, swimming, attention autism, forest school, TACPAC, write dance, dough disco. Positive communication and student voice (being able to make choices) is very much at the heart of the learning environment.
My Thinking &
(Social & Emotional Needs)
& Sensory Needs
Elm Class :
Beech Class :