14-19

The 14-19 phase of learning is modelled on the school’s pre-formal, semi-formal and formal curriculum structure with personalised learning pathways matched to developmental needs.

All students follow a curriculum model that has the core learning at its heart (English and Maths or communication and cognitive development); they also access provision under the key areas of social and emotional development, personal development, creativity or creative learning; themes (pre-formal and semi-formal students) and vocational learning (semi-formal and formal students).

Accredited courses from awarding bodies such as OCR and AQA are available for all learners; entry level awards for students accessing the semi-formal and formal curriculum; and GCSE opportunities for those following the formal curriculum pathway. Students may access specialist provision like sensory swimming, hydrotherapy and link courses.

Students following the semi-formal and formal provision have opportunities to undertake work related learning, whether this is through placements, courses or work experience.

Within the 14-19 Phase, there are a wide range of enrichment opportunities for all and access to ‘tailored to need’ independent learning and living opportunities that help develop independence and community cohesion.  Students also have the opportunity to take part in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.