Primary and Secondary Departments

Primary and Secondary

When children progress to the Primary Department they are ready to move to a more structured environment with pupils accessing a series of lessons through the day with identified snack and play times. Coniston is a bridging class between EYFS and primary and enables lower primary children to begin to access more adult led teaching activities whilst continuing to access continuous provision (albeit in a scaled back way). Children follow a cycle of topics (crafted from relevant and meaningful National Curriculum subject content) which are taught at a level that is appropriate for each individual to access through which key skills are explicitly taught.

The curriculum at the Loyne is holistic. It recognises pupils own individual learning needs and endeavours to meet their full potential both academically, socially, physically and emotionally. All pupils have individual targets relating to their EHCP and these are taught through 1-1 and small group and whole class teaching opportunities and are set in conjunction with therapists where appropriate. Through the primary age-phase children have regular home learning activities which aim to generalise skills learnt in school and resources are sent home which support parents/carers with this.

As pupils move into the secondary department there is a greater emphasis on developing their independence skills. Pupils continue to learn new ones but there is also a greater expectation (where appropriate) to generalising these across the curriculum. Similar to primary, pupils follow a thematic approach based upon accessible national curriculum subjects and older secondary pupils (Key Stage 4) can gain accreditation through following ASDAN programmes of study and have the opportunity for work experience in Year 11.

Find out more about our Curriculum

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“The curriculum, its delivery and, above all the staff at all levels have been exemplary”

“Hi Carla and the Easedale team, Just wanted to drop a message to say how AMAZING you all are supporting our children and enabling them to deliver a BRILLIANT class assembly this morning. Well done to you all! We are are both super proud parents and yet again in awe of the excellent teaching at the Loyne! Thank you all so much”