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Sixth Form

Our vision for our sixth form is to provide students with a range of opportunities so that they are able to reach their full potential and live life to the full.  We do this by offering a holistic, therapeutic Sixth Form with a focus on developing independent living.

All students have an individual learning plan which is designed to extend their strengths and offer support for their areas of development.  Students will work towards accredited qualifications, ranging from Entry Level 3 to Level 3.

For some students a supported college placement is their next step, and this is discussed and agreed prior to the placement starting. The emphasis is on developing skills for employment and independent living, which is offered through accredited qualifications and work experience.

Therapy support is tailored to meet individual need, either through 1-1 support or blended into the curriculum. Through this, students are able to develop their functional skills in travel, shopping, cooking and money management as well as their social skills, which include developing relationships with others, personal safety and how to use free time constructively.

Sixth Form students are encouraged to be good role models and this is done through student voice, sixth form mentoring opportunities and setting up and managing school projects.  To date they have set up the school tuck shop and the new small animal farm, and are currently holding IT skills workshops for the local community.

The Sixth Form curriculum is tailored more specifically to student need, their next steps and areas of strength and interest. We offer a range of Level 1, 2 and 3 core qualifications including: GCSE Re-sits – English and Maths; Physical Education; L1, L2 or L3 CoPE; Transition and Communication.

Additional options subjects include: College Courses; AS and A Levels (School); GCSE Art/Photography; BTEC Construction; L1/L2 Laser Media; L3 Media and L1/L2 Food Technology. In addition to this, students can access a range of extra-curricular options including: Work Experience; Duke of Edinburgh Award and Young Enterprise.

We are currently in the process of adapting and updating our curriculum to ensure that it remain sufficiently broad, balanced and relevant for the needs of all students. Detailed plans will be available on our website by the end of the Spring term 2020.

 

The residential special school provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good. The actions of the school contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people. Ofsted – March 2019

 

 

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