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Creating a Curriculum of Wonder: Irresistible Learning in Special Schools

How do you maintain academic rigour, high expectations, pupil engagement AND meet the wider requirements of children with complex needs? This interactive course will take you through the stages of curriculum design, all with a special needs focus.

  • Achieve irresistible learning
  • Ensure equality of accessibility
  • Build pupil autonomy
  • Empower staff towards creativity
1 day
9.15 - 15.30
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About this course

With an increased focus on curriculum, it is more important than ever to construct curriculum and learning models that benefit all pupils – and nowhere is this more challenging than in special schools, where the needs of pupils are both complex and varied.  How can we create a curriculum that builds in academic progress, supports learning for life skills, engages children in their own areas of interest AND supports the therapeutic needs of each child?  Utilising our experiences with special schools across the UK, supported by our Path to Success, we will take you through all the stages of curriculum Intent, design, Implementation, monitoring and Impact – to focus on moving your children from dependence to greater independence.

This training will:

  • Give teachers a deeper understanding of what it takes to design an engaging curriculum.
  • Look at the skills required to be a successful curriculum leader.
  • Focus on developing cohesion across the curriculum, ensuring flexibility, agility and rigour.
  • Provide you with a range of practical activities to demonstrate what classroom practice may look like.
  • Consider how assessment models can support great learning, not just drive them.
  • Enable your school to continue its journey towards excellence.



This course is appropriate for special schools.

  • Special school senior leaders
  • Special school curriculum leads
  • Special school teachers with responsibility for an area of the school’s curriculum

COVID-19 update

As a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now live-streaming all of our courses. Please see our livestream dates below. 

We plan to resume in-venue courses as and when government guidelines safely allow us to do so.

Live stream and recorded courses

Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
08 October 2021
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.
Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
10 February 2022
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.

Courses at venues

11 November 2021
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT
29 November 2021
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
13 January 2022
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
07 April 2022
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL

This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

Like to run this INSET DAY in your school?

Send us an enquiry and we will get in touch to talk about your school's requirements.

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