Specialist Curriculum-ACe

Pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum based on the National Curriculum, suitably differentiated and adapted to meet their individual needs and abilities.

Pupils undertaking the Adapted National Curriculum gain knowledge, understanding and skills to allow them to progress from P Scale 5 onwards.

Setting suitable learning challenges

Teachers aim to give every pupil the opportunity to experience success in learning and to maximise achievement. Seconday School pupils at Linden Lodge follow a termly thematic approach as set out in the School's Long Term Plans.

The National Curriculum Programmes of Study support teachers' planning and identify the knowledge, skills and understanding from earlier Key Stages.  It is accepted that teachers may not teach all aspects of  programmes of study as not all content is relevant to our pupils.

For a significant number of our pupils, attainment falls significantly below the expected levels at this particular stage. Flexible, individualised approaches take into account our pupils' complex presentations and needs.  We therefore plan and differentiate appropriately to enable our student to demonstrate progress and to show what they can achieve.

Based on the National Curriculum 2007 (Revised November 2011)


Assessment is a process, which provides information about the experience and achievement of the individual pupil. It identifies what the pupil knows, understands and can do, and provides information to guide future learning and is an integral part of the learning process. On-going assessment is viewed as a crucial element in programme planning and delivery. Teachers ensure that they regularly review pupils' progress in relation to their individual learning intentions / goals.

End-of-Year Assessment

Summative progress as P-Levels / National Curriculum Levels are completed by May half term each year.

The teacher is responsible for providing the data and providing analysis of progress through the year.

Progress from starting points

As a school annual progression is collated as is end of key stage. This information provides us with ‘progress from starting points’.