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Fox Hollies Special School

Fox Hollies Special School

Curriculum Design and Delivery

The curriculum at Fox Hollies is broadly based upon the National Curriculum and designed to link subjects around themes to give students access to a rich breadth of learning experiences. Content is carefully selected and adapted to be made accessible for all learners, in line with Educational, Health & Care Plans and to enable students to reach their potential and develop the communication, independence and functional skills they need to manage and enjoy life beyond Fox Hollies.

Opportunities to develop communication, functional and life skills are embedded throughout the curriculum, as well as arts opportunities, outdoor learning and extra-curricular opportunities that are designed to enrich our students’ life experiences and encourage a love of learning. This is delivered alongside pastoral support from dedicated class teachers, teaching assistants, and our Emotional Wellbeing (EWB) Team who know, understand and value our students as individuals.

Our themed approach to the curriculum offers the motivating ‘hooks’ into learning and enables students to make connections across skill and subject boundaries, whilst providing opportunity to practise key developmental skills for learning, such as developing consistent communication strategies, social, emotional, fine and gross motor skills. 

We maintain a flexible, creative and reflective approach to curriculum design to ensure that our curriculum is appropriate, motivating and offers the right level of challenge and support. We seek to provide equal opportunities to allow experience of a curriculum which is broad, balanced, relevant, and reflects cultural diversity. Our curriculum policies are written in line with the Birmingham Curriculum Statement (below).

We have a wide range of special educational needs within our school and therefore our approach to curriculum design is differentiated for the different pathways in our school.

Please see our Curriculum Policy (below) for further information regarding our pathways approach and how we differentiate the National Curriculum.

Also see class pages for curriculum plans for each term.