The curriculum is complemented by a variety of trips and activities that take place out of school to encourage and build on the learning that takes place in the classroom.
In order for our pupils to experience successful adult lives, it is important that they are exposed to a variety of social situations to promote confidence and adaptability – we strive to ensure that all pupils are provided with a range of activities to support this.
The school follows the National Curriculum with a particular emphasis on literacy and numeracy and strives to engage even the most reluctant learners with a stimulating and broad provision. Pathways can be tailored to individual interest and ability, with a clear emphasis on potential career opportunities and college programmes at post-16 level.
Where appropriate, educational programmes are firmly rooted in the practical. We provide vocational courses utilising external providers for both basic and advanced courses in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and our own well developed vocational facilities to City and Guilds Diploma level. To complement vocational pathways, we have a well-developed commitment to work-related learning for those young people who wish to sample a taste of the working world.
Work placements are carefully vetted and risk-assessed and pupils undergo pre-placement visits to ensure a smooth transition and a successful experience.
We use the Gatsby Benchmarks as guidelines for our careers and work experience programmes.
Our school is proactive in building and maintaining good relationships with local colleges, apprenticeship providers and employers.
A wide range of advice, guidance and information is on offer to all our pupils for example;
College and training provider visits and taster days, CV building, completing college applications and, if necessary, accompanied to interviews, work experience placements.
Post 16 Transition Plans
We welcome any inquiries from employers or training providers wishing to speak with our pupils regarding career pathways or if employers are able to offer any work experience or apprenticeship opportunities.
We offer support throughout the whole transition pathway from school onto the next stage of their lives with expert guidance from our designated careers lead. If you require a careers meeting to discuss apprenticeship, work experience, vocational or college placements please contact the school office.
For any questions or inquiries please contact Claire Bolton.
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