Our Curriculum is evolving constantly.

A bespoke, individualised curriculum aligned with need, aspirations and linked closely to the outcomes identified in a child’s Education, Health and Care Plan are what our students receive.

Click below to read about our recent curriculum journey, our different curricula  and our newly published Teaching and Learning policy co-authored by Applefields and Hob Moor Oaks School. See below too for information on how we will be assessing our curricula.


Provision on a page  – formal curriculum 

Provision on a page – semi formal curriculum 

Provision on a page Informal curriculum 

Teaching and Learning Policy 2020

Evidence For Learning


Bellow is an example of Applefields School’s Pre/ Informal, Semi-Formal, and Formal curriculum overview Long Term Planning documentation that incorporates our rolling programme of themes.
Each curriculum header links to useful planning documentation, theory and relevant and rich materials for all our learners in our 3 curriculums. Our detailed curriculums provide teachers with a menu of accessible and relevant topics to help our students develop what is relevant to them and their identified EHCP broad areas of need. EHCPs and personalisation remain at the heart of everything we do.
We strongly believe our curriculum fits with our ethos of Wellbeing and Regulation, Communication and Independence, Personalisation and Preparation.

Applefields’ curriculums have been developed through extensive research into SEND over a 4 year period and from visits, research and interactions with outstanding settings. We use the EQUALS Curriculum schemes of work alongside other appropriate material including the National Curriculum.

We assess the impact of our curriculums through Evidence for Learning (EFL) monitoring each pupils’ learning journey for each curriculum area. MAPP and a comprehensive toolbox of differentiated systems are used to assess progress within EFL.

Pre/ Informal Curriculum Overview

Pre/Informal Curriculum INTENT

Semi-Formal Curriculum Overview

Formal Curriculum Overview

Formal Curriculum INTENT