Formal Pathway

Formal Pathway – A subject-specific, adapted National Curriculum where pupils develop their learning by applying skills and knowledge towards their identified outcomes. Pupils benefit from a total communication approach with individual communication systems integrated within this. Supporting pupils to become independent learners. Opportunities for inclusion are identified in partnership with our co-located mainstream school. This pathway uses the pre-key stage standards (DfE 2020/21).


At Greenmead Primary School, we focus on our children and what they can do now. This is the foundation upon which all pathways build. In the formal pathway learning opportunities are focused around the following;

Building on the skills of ‘readiness to learn’ from previous pathways.

Developing skills and knowledge across a subject-specific, adapted National Curriculum.

Establishing and embedding formalised communication to access learning opportunities as well as social communication.

Developing literacy-based knowledge and skills, underpinned by a love of reading.

Equipping pupils with appropriate cognitive and mathematical skills and knowledge to help them access and participate in their community.

Supporting Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) as a priority through building meaningful relationships.

Providing meaningful and appropriate individual and community inclusion opportunities.

Access to an engaging wider curriculum that is reflective of our diverse community.

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Friends of Greenmead

The Friends of Greenmead (FOG) is the registered charity of Greenmead School. It depends on the support of parents, friends and staff for its success. Through FOG’s fundraising activities, Greenmead pupils have access to a range of facilities which would not otherwise be available. This includes funding Music Therapy. New parents are encouraged to join. If you would like to make a donation to the school please contact the school office or go to

Charity Name: Friends of Greenmead Charity No.: 1012795