At Highfield Ely Academy we offer a specialised curriculum for students who require additional support with communication, coordination, self-help skills, and cognition. The focus of our Green pathway is to prepare our learners for their lives after leaving school including problem solving and independence skills. Our Green pathway focuses on the same five areas of learning as our Blue pathway:
My Body: Swimming, Rebound therapy (trampolining), sensory circuits, dance, physio programmes, yoga, massage, PE
My Thinking: TEACCH (including letter and number recognition), sensory stories, messy play investigation, parachute games, making choices, Art, attention building, Forest School.
My Communication: AAC, PECS, intensive interaction, making choices, use of visual communication methods including objects of reference and visual timetables, independent and cooperative play.
My Independence: Cooking, living skills, touch and taste sessions, learning opportunities during personal care and dressing, lunchtimes.
My Community: Parallel play, St Marys coffee morning, Larkfields transition visits (post 16), assemblies, shared activities with other classes, lunch and break times, school trips.
Our classes have a high ratio of staff to pupils, enabling a personalised curriculum and assessment system based on the pupils’ EHCP outcomes. This allows for pupils’ individual learning needs to be addressed in the most appropriate way, whilst providing a sense of belonging to a class group and creating a higher level of self esteem.