Teaching & Learning

At Hope Wood Academy we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that pays particular attention to each pupil’s physical, social, emotional and educational needs. Across the age phases we deliver access to relevant programs of learning and assessment to engage pupils, provide opportunities to achieve, enjoy and make progress.

In the Early Years, pupils access the Early Years Framework and are assessed against the early learning goals.

In Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 we deliver access to the National Curriculum programs of study and methods of assessment as is compatible with, and modified or supplemented, to meet individual pupil needs and abilities.

Our pupils with PMLD have access to a carefully planned, highly differentiated and well resourced curriculum which is assessed using ‘Foosteps’, a bespoke assessment tool.

In the 16-19 centre, our oldest students have access to an age appropriate curriculum that allows them to extend and enjoy their learning while preparing for adulthood. Progress in 16-19 is mapped against the Adult Milestones.