Off-site contribution to the community
For those young people who are able to, we encourage off-site contribution to the community. This could be volunteering at an allotment, helping in a care home or gardening around the school perimeter to improve the environment for our extended community. We also have volunteering opportunities at local food banks, charities, non-profit organisations and outdoor facilities such as Pinewood Trust. For those who are not confident initially to go off-site to volunteer, there are numerous roles in school that offer the same transferrable skills but in the comfort of the familiarity of the school site.
Learning transferrable skills on-site
For those who are not confident initially to go off-site to volunteer, there are numerous roles in school that offer the same transferrable skills but in the comfort of the familiarity of the school site. Our sixth form is a community of its own and has its own identity, but they are also an integral part of the wider school community.
Brand new sixth form facilities for students aged 16-19
Offering adaptable, bespoke learning opportunities. To encourage independence and move young people towards adulthood.
Be part of our community
Our second area of focus is Community. Northcott prides itself on being a community, whether you are in the main school, Little Blossoms or Post 16. We expect all our young people to be part of our community and look out for each other. All our young people interact with each other regularly, take responsibility for small tasks and are expected to look after our environment. The sixth form take a larger active role in this. You will often see Post 16 pupils in class supporting children; or in ‘The Salon’ offering hair or nail appointments to peers; or even in ‘The Bistro’ serving staff, pupils and catering for organised events.
Supporting our community
Our enterprise activities and businesses are designed to involve and support our community. Each activity, although led by Post 16 pupils, involves other groups such as staff, parents and stakeholders as guests and customers.