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In the Early Years Foundation Stage (0-5 years) children are developing the attitudes, knowledge and skills to become good learners. Through play and exploration children begin to engage with adults, with other children and with objects in their environment. They are learning to move around safely, to communicate and gain confidence in their own abilities. When we support children's play in the early years we are helping to lay the foundations for all future learning.
During the primary years (5-11 years) disabled children learn to become more independent, gaining new skills and knowledge through a range of learning opportunities across a range of subject areas. The teaching styles and content will be tailored to meet the needs of children in the class, and sometimes tailored for an individual. The class teacher measures the progress of each child to make sure they are learning and to identify any barriers.
In the secondary stage (11-16) students have a greater choice of subjects to study. They gain knowledge and skills that will help them to engage in further study, to work and to pursue their own interests. They have the opportunity to take examinations and vocational courses that will equip them for the future. When students are well supported through this phase of education they are able to make informed decisions, express themselves and begin the transition into adulthood.
All children should have access to the opportunities and experiences that enable them to learn in an age appropriate, fun and active environment.
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