Whole Curriculum Approach

Whole Curriculum Approach:

Adapting and maximising the curriculum to accommodate the needs of children including those with special educational needs is the key focus and there is a great deal that can be done by the management, teaching and support staff working in partnership with the children.   The success will ultimately be due to the effective whole school planning and commitment by all staff and the high expectations of the school itself.   To fully embrace inclusion all children including those with S.E.N will need to participate fully in the life of the schools as to achieve their full potential.   Effective curriculum adaptations refer to the ways in which teachers and support staff teach and interact with the children.   In any one given classroom the staff will have to meet the needs of many diverse learners who will have a range of strengths and needs and to provide the children with a variety of ways in which to process information, so that in return the learners can demonstrate what they have learned and achieved.  

Children as well as adults learn in many different ways and it is very important that when facilitating learning the teaching staff must take into account that boys and girls learn and process information differently and that the curriculum needs and planning must also take into account different races, religion, personalities and learning styles.  
        Howard Gardner suggests “There is no one best way to educate all children.
        Instead, the biggest mistake of past centuries has been to treat all children as
        if they were variants of the same individual and thus to feel justified in teaching
        them the same subjects in the same ways” (Howard Gardner, cited in Siegel &
        Shaughnessey, 1994, p563, phi Delta Kappan)

To ensure a quality of education and for it to be effective for all children and those with learning difficulties it is crucial that all staff need to be aware,...