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Curriculum Schemes of Work

The Chapel Green School Curriculum aims to be relevant, engaging and much broader than the National curriculum alone.

It is designed to promote the intellectual, social, creative, personal and physical development of each pupil, to enable them to achieve regardless of their starting points, abilities and barriers preparing them for their adult lives in modern Britain. 

All pupils at Chapel Green have access to the national Curriculum but how they access their entitlement will depend on their learning styles and levels of development.

Those with the most complex needs will have much of their time at school devoted to personalised learning and therapy based activities.  We aim to safeguard statutory requirements while fully

Details of what each class group will be learning this term can be found in the Class pages.

meeting the needs of individuals.

In 2014, in response to the new National Curriculum, subject leaders created new schemes of work. These schemes adapted the content of the curriculum to make it as accessible as possible for our learners.

These schemes of work are used by class teachers who work with Formal and Semi-Formal (Curriculum routes) pupils to ensure appropriate coverage of the curriculum. The content is creatively woven into termly topics, alongside wider experiences and opportunities to develop independence. Schemes of work can be viewed below. Subject policies are available by contacting the school office. Details of what each class group will be learning this term can be found in the Class pages.

Our Pre-Formal and Pre-Formal Plus (Curriculum routes)  pupils also access a broad and balanced curriculum, based on the areas of learning described in our Curriculum Models (Primary / Secondary and Sixth Form) and taught through termly topics.

The pupils experience multi-sensory learning across the curriculum.

The pupils experience multi-sensory learning across the curriculum, carefully differentiated and presented at the right pace for the pupils. Teaching and learning is personalised to meet the complex needs of these learners, all of whom have at least two or more co-existing conditions which act as barriers to learning.

Our curriculum continues to be developed, alongside assessment, in response to our changing pupil profiles, developments in the field of SEND and new national strategies including the Rochford Report (2016).

Curriculum Strand

  • Communication, English and Languages, ICT
  • Creative development (Art and Design, Drama, Music)
  • Historical, Geographical and social understanding, Religious Education (inc Citizenship)
  • Scientific Understanding?
  • Physical Development, Health and well-being (inc PSHE)
  • Cognition, Mathematics and Computing


Pupils who are working at the appropriate developmental level are taught phonics.

The school uses the Jolly Phonics scheme as a basis alongside the 'letters and sounds' guidance (DFE)

Whole School Schemes of Work 

Listed below are our core and foundation subjects, please click on each subject below to view.

Core Subjects: 

Foundation Subjects: 

Secondary and Post 16 Curriculum Framework