The Engage pathway offers an alternative learning pathway for learners that are working at very early levels of development (pre subject specific learning), identified through the triangulation of prior data, observations and assessment tools.
The Engage pathway provides a nurturing environment where learners develop their sense of belonging, security and awareness of the school environment and the wider community. The priority is to promote positive communications and relationships; provide opportunities to explore the world around them safely, enhancing their ability to control their immediate environment and develop their life skills and independence preparing for transitions up to adulthood.
Develop communication skills
Celebrate milestones and achievements
Explore how they learn
Increase tolerance and patience
Develop strategies to remove barriers to learning
Increase engagement and awareness
Explore a variety of environments
Experience social interactions
Build a variety of self-help strategies
Learners will focus on their individual areas of development cited on their EHCP through accessing activities that cover the areas below through a thematic approach.
Learners will have a blended diet of teacher and therapist input throughout the week, both directly and indirectly. They will also access the community as much as possible, focusing on generalising life and functions skills linked to their EHCP and learning experiences.
We ensure that the engage pathway access a stimulating, varied & purposeful sensory environment which promotes individualised exploration and experiences.
Learners access a range of ready to learn activities using a variety of resources to ensure they achieve a ready to learn state. In order to achieve this, we work closely with a multi-agency team including Speech & language, Occupational Therapist, disability nurse and other multi agency teams.
The learners access the curriculum through individual, small group and whole class sessions. Learners experience planned learning sessions with a balance of adult led and child initiated activities in different environments both inside and outside. Learners access the community regularly to enhance, generalise and consolidate their learning experiences, functionality and life skills. Learners benefit from joint EHCP, therapy and learning target setting to address individual needs and barriers to learning.
We employ the use of different teaching and learning methods and tools to ensure accessibility, engagement and enjoyment. These include:
Learners benefit from repetitive experiences to increase their resilience and develop their skills, understanding and independence.