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Friday 20th January

Chinese New Year – Children (across all sites) can come to school wearing something red.

Tuesday 7th February

Safer Internet Day 2022

Friday 17th February

School (all sites) close for half term (1 week and 2 days)   Children return on Wednesday 1st March.

Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th February

STAFF INSET DAYS.  School (all sites) is closed to children on both days for staff training.  Children return to school on Wednesday 1st March. 

Curriculum Approaches



At Hawthorns, we are continually reviewing and adapting our curriculum to meet the complex needs of our children.

Our curriculum approaches take into account:

  • a pupil’s chronological age: ensuring they are accessing age appropriate materials
  • a pupil’s developmental age: ensuring the content is differentiated to an appropriate cognitive level
  • Preferred learning styles and individual personalities: affecting how the learning opportunities are structured and delivered
  • Condition and diagnosis: affecting the delivery and structure of the learning and the appropriate curriculum.
  • Communication needs: ensuring personalised communication systems and approaches
  • Behavioural needs: affecting levels of support and the structure of the day and the development of Behaviours for Learning
  • Environmental Factors: such as heat, light, noise and transitions which affect learning for some children
  • Physical, medical, sensory needs: affecting how individuals access the curriculum.
  • Our curriculum approaches provide our children with:
  • Creative, fun, engaging and challenging learning experiences
  • A variety of approaches that take into account preferred learning styles
  • High quality teaching and learning which is monitored on a regular basis
  • The use of ICT to support access to the curriculum

We provide an extended curriculum:

Core Curriculum Approaches Overview