The Link Plus – Post 19 Provision
Starting in September 2020, we would like to welcome you to the Linwood Post 19 Link Plus Provision aimed at supporting students with additional learning needs transition into adulthood. Students are supported to make sense of the world, socially and through language and/or other methods of communication in every activity. We use and share a ‘Total Communication’ approach to support understanding. The young people spend time split between the student flat and within the local community. The curriculum offers accredited programmes at Pre–Entry Level and Entry Level. All students will participate in highly individualised programmes that lead to greater independence in their everyday lives.
Our curriculum provides daily opportunities for learners to access local community facilities to promote healthy and active lifestyles. We aim to introduce safe and independent travel training, to prepare them for the next stage of their learning or transition to adult life.
Health and Well-being
Students learn in a sensory–rich environment, with resources and activities developed matched to individual needs. Staff work closely with specialist professionals and parents/carers as required, in order to ensure that each student’s needs are fully supported. There are weekly sensory enhancement sessions to promote acquisition of self-regulation strategies.
We offer students opportunities to experience and gain skills in a range of vocational areas including horticulture, animal care, catering and social enterprise. We also support students, where appropriate, in volunteer work roles.
Independence and Community Living Skills
Preparation for adulthood is the key feature of our independence programme. All students have opportunities to participate in activities related to their special abilities and interests, including shopping, money and budget skills; preparing meals and snacks; laundry skills using a launderette; personal hygiene and healthy living skills.
Literacy, numeracy and ICT are embedded in everyday activities. Students are supported to plan and evaluate their own learning, using personalised workbooks (with visual prompts as necessary) to monitor and record their work and progress.
Students are supported to make sense of the world, both socially and through language and/or other methods of communication in every activity.
How to apply
An EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) will be required before consideration can be given for admission.
If parents/carers would like their child to be considered for a place then they need to notify the Headteacher and SENCO of their current School, if applicable, and the SEN Team within their Local Authority. A termly panel meeting is held which is Chaired by a Senior member of BCP SEN Team and the Executive Headteacher and Senior Leaders from Linwood School also attend.