At Redgate we engage and support the development of children through curriculum pathways and curriculum areas. You can find further details of these below. If you do have any questions, we invite you to get in touch.

Curriculum pathways

Our curriculum pathways are the equivalent of year groups. There are three curriculum pathways, each of which describe a different type of learner.

Pre-formal learners

Our pre-formal learners are children who are learning at an early developmental stage, with a high level of adult support to meet personal and educational needs. The curriculum meets individual needs and develops communication, thinking, social and emotional development and problem solving skills.

Find out more detail, about what it means to be a pre-formal learner here.

Semi-formal learners

Our semi-formal learners are those children who may have difficulties with sensory processing, communication and self-help skills.

These learners require adult support to meet personal and educational needs, which is removed as the child becomes more independent.

Find out more detail, about what it means to be a semi-formal learner here.

Formal learners

Our formal learners have moderate learning difficulties. These learners can work independently, however adult support is sometimes required.

In this pathway children work on national curriculum subjects, however this may be at a level lower than expected for their age.

Find out more detail, about what it means to be a formal learner here.

Curriculum maps

Below are the long term plans for our curriculum, please click on the link to read more.




Personal development

The World about me

Thinking and problem solving

Curriculum areas

Our curriculum areas are the equivalent of subjects – these are split into five areas. Click on each area to find out more.


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Early years foundation stage (EYFS)

You can find out more detail about our approach to early years here.

Class pages

To find out more about what we get up to in each of our classes, visit our class pages.