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Preparing for adulthood

Our curriculum reflects the four pathways of the Preparing for Adulthood Agenda. This supports our learners with personal development, helping them to move towards their desired outcomes and destinations post College. Our curriculum reflects the four pathways of the Preparing for Adulthood Agenda. This supports our learners with personal development, helping them to move towards their desired outcomes and destinations post College.

 

 

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Employment

All learners are assessed for their employment strengths and interests. This enables teachers and our on-site employment specialists to work on the skills each learner will need to thrive on their vocational pathway and source appropriate work experience placements.

 

Independent living

We recognise that being able to complete tasks for yourself enhances your quality of life. Independent Living Skills (ILS) sessions focus on both household skills and daily living skills. Learners are encouraged to do as much as possible for themselves and safely reducing support is always a focus.

Supported Internships

For young people who want to work in competitive employment, find out about our Supported Internships programme.

Better health

Learners on each course have the opportunity to access our Independent Living Skills kitchens, which mirror a domestic kitchen. All groups learn how to prepare simple, healthy snacks and small meals to support their physical wellbeing.

 

Friends, relationships, and community

Through social communication sessions, we recognise and encourage peer friendships. Learning in the community is an important part of making learning meaningful and functional, so community trips integrate functional Maths and English as well as social interaction and a chance to practice road safety skills.

All our learners have a 'North Star' destination plan which informs target setting alongside their Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan and initial assessments. With a concrete destination in mind, we can ensure that targets are meaningful from the start of a young person’s time with us and that everything they learn will prepare them for life post Ambitious College.