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Curriculum Statement

Curriculum Overview

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The Kingfisher Curriculum is taught to pupils in three defined Pathways.  Our classes are created by focusing on the pupil’s primary learning needs and the different ways they access the curriculum.  EYFS pupils access the Early years Curriculum as an integrated part of the Kingfisher Curriculum.  As our pupils move into the Post 16 Curriculum, they continue to have full access to the Kingfisher Curriculum where needed.  This works alongside the Foundation Learning Curriculum that supports our Post 16 pupils while they prepare for adulthood.

Kingfisher School-a place where everyone is valued to develop independence through an enriching curriculum which is worthwhile

Our Curriculum is the heart of our school and mirrors our School Ethos at each stage:

Intent – Valuing Independence

Implementation – An Enriching Curriculum

Impact – A Worthwhile Curriculum

Many of our pupils at Kingfisher School are working below the National Curriculum Assessment Standards and are therefore working within the engagement model and pre-key stage standards.

The engagement model encourages schools to measure each pupils’ progress independently, according to their individual profile of needs.  Our Kingfisher Learning Journeys set out how we support pupil progress through our curriculum.

The engagement model - GOV.UK (

2021 Pre-key stage 1 - pupils working below the national curriculum assessment standard (

We also use the DfE Development Matters Curriculum Guidance to support our teachers to plan and deliver our curriculum to our pupils.  This is particularly evident within our Sensory Pathway and all classes where our pupils are at the exploration stage of their learning.  Emphasis is placed on:

  • playing and exploring – children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’ 
  • active learning – children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements
  • creating and thinking critically – children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things

For more information about content within our curriculum, please see the links below for our Kingfisher Learning Journeys.