• Arbour Vale School, Farnham Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 3AE
  • 01753 515 560
  • office@arbourvaleschool.org

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Curriculum

Our school ethos embraces the belief that all pupils have the right to learn in an environment that is safe, that stimulates, challenges, supports and encourages our young people to learn together, as well as be immersed in a curriculum that is creative, engaging and most importantly fun.

We provide an inclusive curriculum that is personalised to fully meet the needs of the pupils that attend the school.  We recognise that many of our pupils need specialist approaches to their learning and development and this is encompassed in the personalised approach that we adopt for every pupil.

We provide a broad and balanced and relevant curriculum which meets the requirements of the EYFS, the National Curriculum with modifications to ensure accessibility for all pupils as well as a Post 16 curriculum that promotes independence, self-confidence and esteem and provides experience of the wider world in preparation for moving on.  As a school we use the Read Write Inc reading scheme as our approach to Phonics, as well as Letters and Sounds and See and Learn to meet the differing needs of our pupils.

We focus on the development of the key skills of Communication, Cognition, Independence, Physical Development and Self-care; Skills that are transferable and equip children and young people for life beyond school.

A rolling programme is in place, which supports a balance of stimulating contexts for learning through different learning experiences, themes, theme days, learning in the community as well as discrete subjects.

At Arbour Vale School our curriculum is driven by the needs of the children and taught in phase groups.  Class sizes are small with TAs allocated as appropriate, enabling pupils to receive significant individual attention.

See the link below for the whole school approach to curriculum

Curriculum Diagram

AVS Curriculum

Whole school approach to curriculum

If you require additional information regarding our curriculum offer, please contact the school.

Latest News

‘Who’s in Charge?’ course a huge success

We have had another incredibly successful ‘Who’s in Charge?’ course with many confident and happy parents thanks to Lyn’s and Denise’s dedication to providing an excellent course. We were delighted to receive the following feedback from parents and carers who …

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Music Mark Award

We are delighted to have been nominated by Slough Music Service for the Music Mark Award! Music Mark is a membership organisation that advocates for excellent music education for all children and young people. The organisation says; “Music makes an …

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Congratulations to our Apprentices!

We are delighted to announce that our Apprentices successfully passed their Level 3 Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Diploma! The training enabled the team to develop their knowledge and skills around child development, safeguarding, equality, diversity, and …

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Free Online Events in September

Parenting Special Children are running a number of events online via Zoom. They are free for Berkshire families (£5 refundable booking deposit) or at a nominal cost. Some events have a small number of tickets available for non-Berkshire families. Please …

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