Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum

It’s key for all Elmtree sites to ensure that learners continue to learn in a way that makes a transition back to their mainstream setting more attainable. Coupled with such learning, our goal is to support our learners in a way that helps them develop individually to be better equipped to thrive in a mainstream setting.

When approaching the support each young person would benefit from, we talk about their individual experiences as if they were building blocks or bricks and the blocks/bricks we would hope for each of our learners to have established by the time they get to Elmtree.

Below are the building blocks we would seek to support and develop for each young person:

  • KNOWLEDGE OF ICT
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • CREATIVE EXPRESSION
  • PEER INTERACTION
  • ACCESS TO MUSIC
  • HEALTHY FOODS
  • ACCESS TO BOOKS
  • USE OF PHONICS
  • GOOD RESILIENCE AND SELF ESTEEM


Elmtree has developed a curriculum to support the young people working with our staff. This curriculum has been established with the knowledge and guidance of SCERTS – a comprehensive intervention model for children and older individuals for families and young people.

Primarily developed for young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), this model enhances our ability to tailor the support offered to our young people and extend its reach to their families.

The ability to effectively support the families around the young people is an area crucial to achieving ongoing success and achievement.

A young person achieving success in school, at home and with their peers is a young person with the tools to achieve their goals and dreams.