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.
We continually assess the implementation and impact of the the curriculum on our learners to ensure that we are providing them with a broad and balanced curriculum that matches their needs, supports their aspirations and prepares them for adulthood.
Croft Community School continues to respond to the evolving needs of our changing clientele. Subject leaders continue to work on new programmes of study and policies. We are also continually reviewing our current assessment procedures to reflect the new programmes and respond to a life without levels. We have been developing a new assessment system 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. This assessment system is continually examined to ensure that is fit for purpose and it enables staff to inform their planning and teaching.