Secondary sixth form
A bridge between school and college or work placements and apprenticeships, giving young people opportunities to learn how to do things for themselves in real life situations.
Vocational 6th Form
Welcome to our newly revised curriculum for some of our young people aged between 16 and 19 years. As you know we are always trying to improve our provision.
We have reviewed how well our young people develop their independence, life and work skills while at school. As a result of this we have developed a new sixth form base which will be closely aligned with our young people’s desire for more independence and a more ‘grown up’ feel to their school day. This provision will be a bridge between school and college or work placements and apprenticeships. It will give young people opportunities to learn how to do things for themselves in real life situations.
For some the work will closely link to our work experience programmes and internships for others it will be more based on learning how to live more independently or enabling them to have a greater number of choices as they move on in the future.
This aspect of the sixth form will be based in our Middlefield Lane Base which has been modified and refreshed since we moved out nearly two years ago. The group of young people accessing this site will be much smaller than previously so that there is a great deal more space for practising vocational and life skills as well as easy access to the local community. The facilities include two kitchen areas, the work skills DIY practical workshop, offices and usual classrooms as well as outside growing areas and areas for leisure which we hope the first cohort will plan and develop so it is suitable for their age group.
Jo Linwood and Mitchell Hubbard, supported by a very experienced team,will be leading this provision and are really looking forward to maximising the opportunities it will provide for our young people.
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