Independent travel training
As part of our commitment to independence we assist our young people with Independent Travel Training at a time that is right for them. Two of our sixth form team are formally trained in Independent Travel training and will support our young people with familiar journeys such as home to school and school to work experience or volunteering. We encourage as many of our young people as possible to travel independently during their time in the sixth form, preparing for life after college.
Our young people have independent study time as part of their timetable. This is important in terms of allowing them time to complete work for formal qualifications and to gain the ability to self-manage their time and work load. It also allows them to take responsibility for an element of their learning.
Brand new sixth form facilities for students aged 16-19
Offering adaptable, bespoke learning opportunities. To encourage independence and move young people towards adulthood.
Our first focus area for our Post 16 offer is Independence. Our young people need to gain independence at a level which is appropriate to them. Our 6thformers attend in non-uniform and access the sixth form building using their own fob system, this allows them to access all the areas which they may require during the day. The sixth form building allows pupils to prepare their own drinks, snacks and lunches. This can be in the flat, common room or more formally as part of their work in ‘The Bistro’.
Learn essential life skills
The sixth form facilities includes a Life Skills flat which can be used socially, for 1:1 counselling, interventions, support or as an actual flat for washing, ironing, housekeeping and home cooking.