The curriculum offered at Downs View is related both to the needs and
entitlement of the pupil and requirements of the National Curriculum.
We aim to deliver a curriculum which is broad and balanced,
but above all relevant to the pupils
It is thereby intended that the children learn those things which:
are within their understanding
are useful to them individually
give them the best opportunity of adapting to the society in which they live.
All National Curriculum areas are appropriatley addressed according to
the pupils' ability, and the majority of pupils at Downs View are
working towards and within levels 1 and 2.
Particular emphas is isplaced upon the developement of personal,
social and health education, self-help skills and upon language and
communication developement. We try to encourage, at a level appropirate
to individual pupils, the skills of decision making, responsibility for self
and others, social awareness and social competence.
The school is divided into four departments, comprising a total of 16
classes in which pupils are grouped according to age and specific need.
A teacher and one or two teaching assistant staff each class.