Our semi-formal learners have a range of severe and complex needs; many have physical difficulties linked to a combination of other severe difficulties such as cognitive processing needs, multi-sensory impairments, autistic spectrum condition or complex health needs. Learners are at the semi-formal stage, cognitively operating between within the typically developing age range of 18 months to 7 years for most of their time in school, though some will progress into more formal learning (Celebration pathway) with support.
The Achievement pathway is delivered via themed learning. Heuristic teaching styles encourage learners to develop skills and embed knowledge through direct experiences.
Please see the document below to find out more about how we support our learners on the Achievement pathway at New Siblands.