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Our Curriculum


Uffculme School is an all age 3-19 school for young people who have Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).

The purpose of the curriculum at Uffculme School is to fulfil the school’s mission of

‘enabling all young people to lead meaningful and enjoyable lives’.

Curriculum Pathways are designed to allow all pupils access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which provides and inclusive experience within the world around them. It addresses the individual needs of the pupils regardless of needs, ethnicity, gender and ability.

4 Key Principles connect the Whole School curriculum

We want our students to be, and feel:

Parents have been consulted to ascertain what their aspirations were for their child/young person for when they leave Uffculme school and move into adulthood. Below is the result of this scoping project. As a result, we have used these aspirations to formulate our overall Curriculum Intent.

Curriculum Intent

Uffculme School has a consistent approach to the general principles governing the focus of our curriculum. We have used the structure of the Education, Health and Care Plan to identify areas of focus for the Curriculum, along with My Community and Wider World and My Creativity, which are areas of focus that Uffculme school feels fit within our Ethos and Values, as well as providing breadth and depth to the curriculum offer. The curriculum strives to be personalised for each learner in direct response to their individual strengths, interests and needs.

The following circles are the starting points of every student's educational offer at Uffculme School,  and are the one consistent across the whole school.

At Uffculme School we have three curriculum pathways, developed to allow cohesive grouping for different learner cohorts and profiles. Our approach is evidence-based and informed by research gathered from all stakeholders that surround our learners. Our pathways are developed to meet the learning needs of students who are working at engagement to students who are applying skills and knowledge.