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Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Swan Centre

In the Swan Centre we follow a tailored and more structured approach to teaching and learning with strong links throughout to our ambitious and inspirational mainstream curriculum.

We teach basic skills such as English, Maths, PSED, Communication and social skills through structured learning usually within the centre itself.

Maths teaching follows the White Rose scheme (reflecting mainstream provision) and children are grouped according to need so that their skills and knowledge are secure as they move through the curriculum.

English is partly taught through the 'Read, Write, Inc' programme that provides a very coherent and structured approach so that even the most reluctant writer feels confident to apply their skills. Children will also enjoy other high quality Reading and Writing experiences that they would enjoy in mainstream school.

The Foundation subjects are modified (where needed) and aligned with our mainstream curriculum to allow for opportunities for integration.

Each classroom has a ‘Quiet Room’ attached to the main classroom which is kept distraction free to enable the pupils to focus and engage with the learning activity.

Our courtyard garden also allows us to provide play based, active learning to enhance our provision.

We also take into account pupil’s individual sensory needs which may mean incorporating movement breaks, or various other interventions throughout the day.

Children are effectively supported with their emotional regulation through various strategies including the use of zones of regulation. https://www.zonesofregulation.com

We make sure our learning is real, meaningful and concrete, with a focus on real life skills, including regular trips into the local community.