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Our Curriculum

At Hilltop School we provide a needs-led, person centred curriculum which is flexible and creative that caters for children and young people with a range of learning disabilities including Autistic spectrum Conditions (ASC), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Moderate Learning Difficulties / Complex Needs (MLD). We continue to develop our specific pre-formal, non-subject specific curriculum based on Routes for Learning for our pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD).

We recognise the need for a range of approaches, strategies and resources and the need for Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Parents/Carers and multi-agency practitioners to work in partnership.

For all learners we recognise that it is essential to offer opportunities for progression within all 4 areas of need as defined in the SEND code of practice, this is reflected in bespoke planning of termly outcomes for all pupils in their Individual Learning Plans linked to long term targets In Education Health and Care plans (EHCP’s).

We promote the moral, cultural, spiritual, mental and physical development of pupils and prepare them for the opportunities and responsibilities of later life. We also acknowledge the importance of developing life skills and that fun and enjoyment is essential to well-being, emotional development and a passion for learning.

We have developed a Curriculum Pathways Framework, to ensure that just as we recognise that the pedagogy for different learning needs should be personalised, we must also recognise that the key skills, communication systems, formative and summative assessments should also reflect progress for each child / young person.


For more information about our curriculum, please contact Joanne Granthem (Deputy Head)  on...

Tel: 01709 813386