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Special schools: curriculum requirements

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Last updated on 2 January 2018
School types: Special · School phases: All
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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.

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  1. 1 Curriculum requirements
  2. 2 The National Curriculum: requirements for pupils with SEN
  3. 3 Must special schools follow age-related expectations?
  4. 4 How much time should be allocated for curriculum subjects?
  5. 5 Examples of practice
  6. 6 CPDT: supporting pupils with SEND

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