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The National Curriculum at Croft Community School

As you know at Croft we study the National Curriculum appropriately modified in terms of pace and content to make it accessible and meaningful to our pupils.


Some pupils in school will make progress at a similar pace to their mainstream peers but may need to access the curriculum in a modified way (for instance pupils with autism who do not have a learning delay).  For others progress is significantly slower than their mainstream peers, or may be so in some areas of the curriculum and not others.


Our aim is for all pupils to make good progress from their different starting points, and to ensure all pupils access a curriculum which is meaningful, relevant and will support their progress and future life choices.


Croft Community School is midway through a two-year curriculum review to respond to the evolving needs of our changing clientele.  In preparation for this subject leaders have been working on new programmes of study and policies.  We are also reviewing our current assessment procedures to reflect the new programmes and respond to a life without levels. We are using PIVATS to record progress and have been working with partner special schools on developing a bespoke system involving Key Performance Indicators that will better assess and measure progress across all special schools in County Durham.



If you would like further information on any aspects of the curriculum at Croft Community School, please contact Mrs English, Mr Davis or Mrs Beckham, via the school office, and we would be happy to discuss your enquiry.