Curriculum Overview

Curriculum intent

  • Individual special educational needs are met through the provision of a range of immersive and contextual learning opportunities designed to support our young people to be most effectively prepared for the next stage/s in their life journey.
  • When young people leave Hope Wood academy, our intention is that they are able to apply their learning in a variety of contexts and are able to function, socially, emotionally and academically.
  • When young people leave Hope Wood academy, our intention is that they are able to function at level that is appropriate to their developmental as active and valued members of the community.
  • The curriculum reflects the diverse range of needs of our young people and our curriculum is based on changing cohorts and reviewed regularly.
  • We have developed a trust wide core subject curriculum based on a blended approach of the National Curriculum and the Western Australian curriculum.

Curriculum implementation

  • The curriculum is structured to identify individual start points to allow progress to be ipsative.
  • Young people access the curriculum using an stage not age approach to ensure a clear sequence of learning that takes into account young peoples interests.
  • Learning is organised into curriculum pathways based on student need and starting points.
  • Curriculum planning is a collaborative process led by specialist subject leads.
  • Immersive and contextual learning opportunities are provided in order to support progress towards young peoples aspirations.

Curriculum Impact

  • Young people develop skills and knowledge from individual start points which prepares them most effectively for the next stage/stages of life.