College Centre

The College Centre provision is accommodated in three classrooms on the first floor alongside a communal area and an independent living space equipped with environmental controls. In the College Centre we build on experiences gained in the Secondary School extending opportunities for the development of student choice, developing student independence and social skills, and providing opportunities for vocational/work-related learning.

The aim is to prepare young people for their adult life; students follow a personalised learning pathway enabling the young person to foster interests and aspirations whilst practising life and independence skills in a safe and secure setting in order to maximise their potential and lead happy and productive lives as adults.

The curriculum offer is differentiated for students of all abilities but the emphasis lies in developing personal care skills, making choices and learning to take responsibility for everyday tasks and routines. For students who require the highest levels of support to achieve their personal goals the priority may be for them to accept support, become more aware and involved in the world around them, carry out simple tasks and receive individual therapeutic support as required.

All students have the opportunity to work in the school café and horticulture area and have a regular visit into the community to support their learning. Our most able students benefit from a supported work experience placement with a local provider.

In KS4, pupils continue to access curriculum theme lessons. All pupils in Year 10 and 11 complete ASDAN Preparing for Adulthood: Transition Challenge accreditations. In Year 12+, pupils are placed on specific progression pathways, personalised to them to reach a range of accreditations and qualifications. These include, but are not limited to;

ASDAN Preparing for Adulthood:
Towards Independence accreditations in a variety of topics (Horticulture, Performing Arts, Baking, Independent Living and Basic Skills)

ASDAN Personal Progress qualifications (PPQ) at an Award, Certificate, Extended Certificate or Diploma level

AQA Entry Level Functional Skills in Maths and/ or English

ASDAN Employability qualifications

ASDAN Personal and Social Development (PSD) qualifications

Over the course of KS4/5, many pupils will also have the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award (and supported Silver Award), onsite work experience and supported offsite work experience alongside community visits, accreditation focused visits and theatre trips.

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