Closing the Gap: Needs-Led Curriculum Interventions
An ongoing dilemma that all special-educational schools face is how do we meet the needs of all pupils and students in a cost effective and sustainable way. This case-study focuses on the ongoing development of Wave 2 interventions in a ‘Needs-Led Curriculum’. These Needs-Led interventions aim to support pupils and students development through blended therapies, within a transdisciplinary team.
Our aim was to ensure that all pupils and students, within our school, made progress not only against national curriculum outcomes, but also against their own individual outcomes through a range of Needs-Led interventions.
Date Published: 10th October 2019
Report Author/s: Emma Jones, Matthew Bell
Organisation/s : NASS, St. Dominic's School
Sector: Education, SEND, Special Schools
Topic: Curriculum interventions
Type of Report: Case study
Keywords: Curriculum Interventions, education, Health, Needs Led, Occupational Therapist, Social Care, Special Schools, Speech and Language Therapist, Transdisciplinary Team., Wave 2, Whole School
This case study is included in Special School Leaders
A collection of case studies from special school leaders. This book is the result of a year long leadership programme delivered by NASS and AKN Consulting for leaders of independent schools and non-maintained special schools. As part of the programme participants designed and implemented leadership projects within their schools and these are their stories. The eight case studies within cover structural changes, staff re-organisation, implementing new initiatives and new approaches for assessing and improving outcomes for children.
Edited by Anita Kerwin-Nye and Matt Overd. Foreword by NASS Chief Executive Claire Dorer.
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