At the HPAO ARP we follow the National Curriculum however it is adapted to the level of the children. The ARP is considered a mainstream setting with an adapted environment to meet the needs of children who find a bigger class over stimulating.
The classes in the ARP are smaller with more structure including visual symbols to support with independence and routine. Through our learning environment we aim to reduce anxiety around sensory needs as well as the learning being delivered at a slower pace.
Our predictable day ensures the children know what to expect.
By adapting the language and delivering the work in a way that the children can access independently not only boosts their confidence but ensures they continue to thrive in an educational setting.
We follow the Harris Federation Curriculum for all Foundation Subjects
We follow Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc as our Phonics Scheme
Our teachers take the key texts from their mainstream partner class and adapt the learning for English
The school uses White Rose Maths for all numeracy based lessons
We use Attention Autism to build attention and focus with our younger children
We always strive to have our ARP pupils included in some weekly mainstream lessons, the ARP team work with the Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist and class teachers to decide frequency and year group, to help build their social skills and further enhance their learning experiences.
There are children in our ARP who attend lessons in the mainstream lesson daily. This is reviewed and changed regularly depending on the child's ability to manage the environment and the pace of learning.
All children are assessed regularly to ensure they are progressing within their learning environment through standardised tests and phonics checks.
Children's learning is shared with home via Class Dojo or Evidence Me.