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  • Special schools: curriculum requirements As a special school, can we offer a reduced curriculum? We look at which types of special schools must teach all National Curriculum subjects. We look at whether special schools must follow age-related expectations and if there is a set amount of time they should allocate to curriculum subjects.
  • The engagement model: changes to SEN assessment From September 2021, following the current transition year, the engagement model will replace P scales 1 to 4 for children working below the standard of National Curriculum assessments in KS1 and KS2. Learn what the engagement model covers, how to assess under it, and what to do to prepare.
  • Thematic curriculum in special schools: examples Some special schools develop their curriculum around a theme. Get inspiration when developing your own curriculum with examples of thematic approaches in special schools.
  • Work scrutinies: pupils with SEN How can I scrutinise the work of pupils with SEN? We relay advice from two of our associate education experts on how to assess work produced by pupils with special educational needs (SEN). We also include case studies on how two special schools conduct work scrutinies.