Our curriculum has been designed to ensure our learners gain all the skills needed to be successful once leaving us.
Our curriculum is designed to give our learners the skills they need for their identified destination (North Star). As soon as learners come to us we begin work to ensure they gain the skills they need to be successful after Ambitious College.
All our curriculum courses promote communication and social interaction. We have a speech and language therapist on site who uses a range of strategies to enable each learner to maximise their communication potential. This may include objects of reference including, Makaton, Proloquo2Go, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and the use of social stories to support understanding.
Engagement and Interaction: For learners who have a high level of sensory need and occupational therapy input
Maximum independence: Learners on this course will develop their independence in a range of life skills both in college and in community settings
Vocational studies: Learners can follow a mainstream vocational programme that matches their interests and/or career ambitions
Preparing for employment: Preparing learners in all aspects of gaining and maintaining employment
The curriculum is delivered through class teaching, community learning, and one-to-one work. Learners are supported by Learning and Behaviour Specialists (LaBS) and support levels are reviewed termly by the Trans-disciplinary Team (TDT). Class teachers devise and deliver the sessions and targets for learning are set by the whole TDT. Each course has specific sessions that have ten key skill areas that are baselined against in the first six weeks. The baselines are revisited every term and progress tracked to ensure that learners are working on the skill areas where there is most need to develop. Meet our team of qualified teachers and behavioural analysts.
Community learning and travel training make up an important part of our curriculum. Learners are supported to learn in functional ways in environments that are appropriate to the skills being taught.
We have high aspirations for our learners and we strive for the impact of our curriculum to be the attainment of positive destinations, and the skills they need to be successful in them, for all our young people post Ambitious College.