Contact: Head Teacher - Mr L Beaumont

Administrator - Mrs J Percival 01642 440 225

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Vocational Strand

In Key Stage 4, some students experience difficulty in achieving the DfE national assessment critera (Progress 8). This can be due to a variety of factors including SEMH.

With this in mind the Vocational Strad is aimed at supporting quality vocational based learning alongside bespoke 1:1 tuition focusing on core subjects needs to secure Post 16 work and training.

What we offer:

  • Functional (AQA) Mathematics, English and ICT – Level 1 &2
  •  Bespoke, individualised time tables
  • Identification and support of a suitable vocational placement and qualification
  • Advice and support in securing Post 16 work or training

How this will be done:

  • Subject specialist (Mathematics, English & ICT) responsible for creating medium term plans and individual learner objective tracking sheets.
  • Data collection every half term
  • Weekly feedback from vocational placements
  • feedback from both vocational placements and individual tuition
  • Home school, parent and Local Authority (Exclusions or Inclusion as appropriate) – Education focused
  • Personal Development, behaviour and Welfare
  • Bridge the gap between academic achievement and Post 16 employment and training
  • Support learners with behaviour while accessing vocational placements
  • Maintain close working relationships with external agencies – including social services, Early Help, CAMHs, We are with you, TYS, Careers
  • Monitor attendance and engagement both in core and vocational learning

Prepare learners for Post 16 opportunities

How we will do this:

  • Monitor attendance
  • Identify and secure suitable vocational placement and qualification opportunities
  • Provide support for identified learners to help them achieve a vocational qualification
  • Appropriate and accurate careers advice
  • Support with application, visits and interview for Post 16 pathway
  • Safeguarding of students while on tuition and placement – through monitoring of attendance, QA of placements and regular contact with providers
  • Close work with outside agencies

Outcomes for pupils:

  • Pupils are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment and have attained relevant qualifications.
  • The choice of Post 16 destinations strongly support their career plans.

How we will do this:

  • Work with a range of Quality Assured providers to identify suitable qualifications and learning environments suitable to an individual learners needs
  • Work with careers advisors to identify Post 16 opportunities and support with application, visits and interviews
  • Regular formal and informal assessment to allow learners to achieve at least Level 1 qualifications in functional skills
  • Opportunities to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications
  • Support learners in building positive routines and relationships in vocational settings

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