At St. Mary’s, we offer a Golden Curriculum for pupils who have difficulties in accessing the mainstream classroom. It is part of our provision for children with special educational needs. These children may have an Education Health Care Plan (previously known as a statement) or be working at a significantly lower level than their peers. Our Golden Curriculum provides a space, with a range of tailored resources, to ensure that these pupils are able to maximise their learning potential through individualised support. Mrs Best and Mrs Harrison are highly skilled teaching assistants who teach a small group of children in our Golden Curriculum classroom. With the support of the class teachers and the SENCo, the children are taught in a way that better meets their needs. There are many opportunities for precision teaching and overlearning to reinforce skills and concepts. The approach is multi-sensory. Dyscalculia and dyslexia support strategies can be incorporated into all aspects of teaching and learning and the children feel more confident and make better progress in a small group environment. The learning can incorporate a child’s speech and language targets and specific targets set by specialist teachers. The holistic approach to learning, that includes focus on gross and fine motor skills, academic skills, learning and social skills is proven to support these children’s needs.