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Selecting the right skills and knowledge and choosing the right times to teach them is really important in getting pupils at Oak Field ready for their adult lives. Therefore, the curriculum is designed to be responsive to each learner, and build on individual strengths and interests. Recognising, celebrating and planning for pupils' personal needs and aspirations is central to the curriculum that they learn and experience. The curriculum focuses on developing the key skills of communication, expression, physical development, and self-care, all transferrable skills that equip children and young people for life beyond the school.


Progression maps and assessments alongside a rolling plan support a balance of stimulating contexts for learning through different learning experiences, themes and subjects. Follow these links to find out more about each age groups curriculum, or read on for more about the broader intent of Oak Field School's curriculum.

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Our intent is that each pupil should access a curriculum that is personal to them, yet closely linked with social and community opportunities to learn alongside others.


Our curriculum is designed especially to support our pupils to develop their communication skills so that they have a voice, and understand the importance and power of their voice being heard. Our curriculum inspires and encourages pupils to develop a wide range of skills, to support and enable them to become active and valued members of their local and wider communities when they leave school.


As a school we want to make sure that all our pupils have access to a fun, rich, diverse and broad curriculum – we use motivating and relevant topics and themes as vehicles for all of our pupils to develop learning skills, and for some of our pupils to develop subject specific knowledge. We want to make sure that our curriculum is responsive to our pupils’ needs but also flexible, so that we can take advantage of opportunities that arise each year, including incorporating significant events, such as Black History Month and the different context for learning offered through our annual Christmas Show.


Our curriculum has pathways that pupils will set off on as they journey through school. Some pupils may follow one pathway throughout their whole school journey, and others may move between pathways. The journey may change direction, according to a pupil’s strengths, needs and enthusiasms, but each decision about where their journey is taking them is based on a clear and collaborative understanding of where they are, where they are going and why.

September 2021 - July 2022


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Sumer 2



All about me










 Under the sea


Homes and habitats

Our world and beyond

Growing up


Reduce reuse recycle

in the desert


Autumn and Weather

Electricity and Energy

Traditional Tales

Air and Space

South America

British Isles


Communication and  interaction


Local community

6th form

Poetry and rhyming


Getting my point across


September 2020 – July 2021

Key Stage


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Sumer 2


 All about me



The Jungle





Sounds and lights

My global community

Keeping safe

Myths and legends


Move to link to Tokyo reschedule



Me and my community

Light, Camera and Action


Spring and Weather


Oceans and Climate

Classes 2,  7, 8

Me myself and I

Faith and light

The world around us

What’s the forecast

African myths and legends

Travel  and movement


My story – who am I?

Biographies and Characters


Signs symbols and warnings – in my local community

Exhibitions and workshops

6th form

This is me!

Scripts and sequences



Hosting & Events




These documents help teachers to plan and share with families and school teams’ the personal goals for each pupil. They are carefully linked to Education, Health and Care plans. For older children they include goals for accreditation and awards.


Learning Journeys and Achievement Profiles are used to record community participation and experiences, which help to make sure children are taking part in events relevant to them.


Example page from Achievement Profile (EYFS/KS1)



Example page from Achievement Profile (7-14 Phase)

Example of an Achievement Profile for Adeel


Example page from Achievement Profile (14-19 Phase)



Many pupils have a Communication Profile to help teachers and professionals detail their communication strengths and next steps as they progress through school.





Each Phase of school uses Topic Maps to plan for progression, appropriate repetition and to provide a rich, diverse and appropriate curriculum for the pupils at Oak Field School.