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Fox Hollies Special School

Fox Hollies Special School

Hello and Welcome to Pathway 3

Pathway 3 students have severe and moderate learning difficulties and are working within the pre-key stage 2 standards, with some working within the key stage 2 standards.

Lessons are linked to a termly theme with subject specific knowledge taken from relevant parts of the National Curriculum and delivered in creative and engaging ways to be motivating for our students.

Classes are broadly grouped into key stages (3, 4, 5) and all key stages follow the same theme to enable collaborative working and shared experiences, but as students move through the key stages, there is a greater focus on preparing for adulthood outcomes. Key Stage 4 and 5 students also study for Functional Skills, Asdan and Arts Award qualifications that are also linked to the theme.

Alternative communication strategies continue to be valued and supported and signs as well as symbols and communication aids continue to be used alongside text to promote literacy skills.

Preparing for adulthood is an important aspect of learning in Key Stage 4 and 5. There is a careers and work experience programme that enables students to consider the future and their options.

Many students have the potential to progress to a college placement and supported employment in the future and the aim is to fully prepare them for this transition.