Students working within GV4-GV8 are on the Forest Pathway. These students have full access to the curriculum content, and are engaged in subject specific learning. Students typically communicate using symbols, signs and words.



Students have full access to the National Curriculum which is differentiated to meet the needs of each individual learner.


Cognition and learning

  •  Students study all core and foundation subjects. English and Maths sessions occur every day, and foundation subjects weekly.
  • MFL in KS3 and KS4 is taught one day per term, and history rotates with Geography ½ term each.
  • Drama is incorporated into English through Speaking and Listening.


Communication and Interaction

  • Using a total communication approach, communication and interaction is taught through all subjects and the wider provision.


Social, emotional and mental health

  • Students are taught to develop their social, emotional and mental health skills through a differentiated PSHE curriculum, daily mindfulness, and learn to manage their own behaviour.
  •          Students are taught to develop their independence and self-help skills, for example making a hot drink or a snack, tying a shoelace, completing a short task independently.
  •          Students with sensory needs follow a daily sensory diet which may include sensory circuits etc.
  •          Students with physical needs follow a weekly physiotherapy programme and a weekly hydrotherapy programme if applicable. These students with should have a change of position every day.


Advanced groups

Advanced Maths and Advanced English – weekly groups take place for students working within GV8 across KS3 and KS4.


Advanced PE – students who are physically able participate in weekly Advanced PE, focussing on team games and skills.

Advanced PSHE – girls/boys group.


Interventions – if students are identified as not making sufficient progress, an intervention is organised through the iBase. Interventions include Literacy Booster, Maths Booster, Communication, Behaviour and Phonics etc.



KS3 – Arts Award Bronze

KS4 - ASDAN Transition Challenge

KS5 - AQA Unit Awards.



Each student on the Forest pathway should have the opportunity throughout their time at Greenvale to experience:

  •          Creative arts – for example LPO Bright Sparks Concert, Shakespeare in School Festival, Bow               Arts, Mousetrap Theatre Workshops
  •          Community engagement – for example accessing a local shopping centre, local museum, Visits           in school from police, fire Brigade
  •          Physical – for example cycling, sports week,
  •          Weekly assembly
  •          Termly whole school events – multi-cultural week, Red Nose Day.



Assessment areas for recording 

  •          GV levels: English (R, W, S, L), Maths, Science, Computing, PSHE, RE, DT, PE, Music, Art,                  History, Geography.
  •          Interventions
  •          Enrichment
  •          EHCP long and short term outcomes
  •          IEP/ILP achievement
  •          End of year reports
  •          MDT reports
  •          Other
  •          KS4 ASDAN Intro & Progression
  •          KS5

o   English, Maths, Computing, PE,

o   Interventions

o   Options

o   Duke of Edinburgh Award

o   Skills towards independence

o   Preparation for Adulthood