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Curriculum content

Class/subject teacher need to ensure that:

  • Literacy and numeracy skills are incorporated in the school’s curriculum and reflected across all subjects.

  • A range of opportunities for creativity are provided and promoted within the curriculum for children/young people to experience success and/or explore their different skills and interests.

  • Teaching and learning opportunities are appropriately differentiated to take into account learning and motivation levels and ensure that there are appropriate levels of intellectual challenge and support. 

  • They are aware and take account of different levels of cognitive ability, attention levels, tolerance of errors, language skills, social and emotional development and acknowledge the effect that these could have on learning.

  • Specific study skills are taught within the curriculum to encourage independent learning.

  • The demands of the subject area are adjusted in order to improve access through:
    • Identifying sequential skills that are explicitly linked to prior learning.

    • Identifying target vocabulary and using pre and/or post tutoring if needed.

    • Differentiating by task, outcome or teaching materials.

    • Providing opportunities for distributed practice and interleaved learning.


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