Dawn House School

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Our Curriculum

At Dawn House School, the intent of our curriculum is to engage children in active learning that contributes to their successful futures.  Our curriculum content develops a can-do approach to problem solving and supports pupils to communicate confidently.  Our curriculum aims to enable our pupils to make a positive contribution and to aspire to meet their full potential in all aspects of life at Dawn House School and beyond.


Our curriculum is shaped to the primary need of our intake which is SLCN, other individual learning difficulties and individual EHCP’s.


Our curriculum focuses on developing independence and employability skills. Inclusion, community. Throughout each key stage activities and strategies are embedded to support the development of skills such as those needed for employability, relationships, independence and self-advocacy.


Our curriculum is designed to develop the appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding based on the National Curriculum and wider skills so that children can flourish, reach and exceed their potential academically, physically, socially and emotionally.


Our curriculum supports pupils to understand spirituality in themselves and others, develop social skills and understand society, build a firm set of personal morals based on Fundamental British Values, and to engage in the culture they live in and understand the cultures of others. 


When appropriate pupils will access a range of qualifications at an appropriate level which will support them in achieving their next steps, beyond life at Dawn House School.