Pinderfields Hospital

Pupil Referral Unit


 The Early Years Assessment Centre offers experiences which compliment and extend ‘learning at home’ and greatly values the working partnership of families, therapists, medics and educationalists.

Our progressive curriculum was designed in conjunction with Forest Wood Assessment Centre and maps out the intended skills progression for pupils who attend either setting. Due to the complexity of their needs, many of our pupils are working below their age related expectations, but the clear progression of skills in each area of the curriculum ensures that we maintain high expectations of all pupils.

The curriculum at the Early Years Assessment Centre, considers the needs of all the children that attend the setting. The children have a wide range of needs and our curriculum recognises and supports the development and progression of skills in order to demonstrate progress and achievement for all.

The curriculum progression documents reflect the key principles of:

  • the DfE Development Matters; Non-statutory guidance for the early years foundation stage.

(Revised July 2021)

Learning experiences and assessment for PMLD learners is founded in  

  • the Routes for Learning: Education Wales (Revised 2020)

Through a combination of the above, and learning activities that are accessed through a range of interventions (including, but not exhaustive):

  • Attention Autism
  • Sensology

We are able to incorporate the aims and outcomes from these interventions to inform our curriculum progression documents. By careful consideration of all these factors, we can be certain that we are offering a broad, balanced and motivating curriculum that can be accessed by all our learners.