ABSTRACT

This chapter discusses the education professionals using the syllabus to guide building their own curriculum to facilitate embedding the development of decision-making into everyday practice. Scaffolding can be summarised as a teaching technique whereby the education or associated professional adjusts the level of guidance and support to fit the child’s or young person’s current level of performance it is – about giving just the right amount of help. Education institutions operate as part of a network of support for children and young people with SEN – a team around the child or young person. The school has placed preparation for adulthood at the heart of its ethos, encapsulating this in the school’s mission statement reproduced on the website and in the prospectus. The ‘Decision-making curriculum’ explored the multi-pronged hypothetical process by which a special school developed a decision-making curriculum, endeavouring to optimise the likelihood of achieving its goal.