Post 16

Post 16

Linwood School is pleased to be able to offer Post 16 Education to pupils with moderate and severe learning difficulties. The course can vary in length and can continue to the end of the academic year in which the student reaches 19 years of age.

Our aim is to develop each individual’s maximum independent living skills, to provide a bridge between school and adult life, and help facilitate for life-long learning.

We foster a team approach and encourage parents and outside agencies to work with us to provide a friendly and supportive environment in which students can learn and develop.

 

COURSE CONTENT

The curriculum covers a variety of subjects to enrich students knowledge of the communities around them, give them the skills to be independent adults and to continue to build upon their prior achievements.

The core curriculum areas are listed below but the curriculum itself is ever evolving to meet the needs of the range of learners that study in The Link.


1. Personal Skills

  • Being able to listen to others
  • Being able to identify and voice a personal preference
  • Setting of personal goals and targets
  • Communicating with a wide variety of people
  • Personal Care
  • Interpersonal Skills


2. Environment & Community

  • Community links – broadening horizons
  • Accessing local community facilities
  • Being a responsible member of the community
  • Caring for the environment


3. Home Management

  • Shopping for food and household items
  • Food hygiene and safety
  • Using a kitchen
  • Following a recipe
  • Cooking and planning food for yourself
  • Looking after a house


4. Numeracy, ICT & Communication

  • Using numbers and money in the real world
  • Managing your money
  • Communicating through text and speech
  • Form filling and instructions
  • Data and analysis
  • Using a computer to communicate
  • Finding information


5. Enterprise

  • Working as part of a team
  • Understanding the world of work
  • Supporting others through fund raising
  • Following instructions


6. Creative Arts & PE

  • Looking after your body and mind
  • Expressive arts
  • Swimming


7. Horticulture

We are fortunate to have a site for our students to learn horticulture skills in a professional nursery close to school.
Here students are taught;

  • The basics of working safely
  • Planting seeds
  • Maintaining plants & a garden


8. Retail

The school also work in partnership with another local charity Waggy Tails Rescue and contribute towards a local charity shop where our students can learn retail skills in the real world which include;

  • Customer service
  • Handling money
  • Stock Management
  • Systems and procedures


9. Duke of Edinburgh Award

Through expedition training in the local area students are taught basic skills in;

  • Map reading
  • Responsible hiking
  • Conservation
  • Camping

 

External Links

External links are considered to be an important part of the Post 16 programme as it helps students gain confidence and forms a vital element in their social development.

We encourage students, parents and other external agencies to work in partnership with us and to support the students as they approach the next stage of their development.

Some students participate in College link courses at local colleges of Further Education. The courses are designed to provide an opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with college surroundings and procedures, and to meet students from other schools.

Work related learning is undertaken by all students, horticulture, conservation volunteering, various enterprises, sandwich company. Internal work experience around the school is offered to those students for whom it is appropriate and may vary in duration and frequency.

We participate in a range of external accreditation schemes used to support our curriculum and for monitoring the success of the course. Students complete modules of work at an appropriate level within each skill area.

All students will leave school with an up to date Progress File. This provides a clear photographic record of their achievements, progress and certificates attained.

We offer a range of accreditation tailored to suit the needs of the individual learners. These include;

 

Accreditation

We participate in a range of external accreditation schemes used to support our curriculum and for monitoring the success of the course. Students complete modules of work at an appropriate level within each skill area.

All students will leave school with an up to date Progress File. This provides a clear photographic record of their achievements, progress and certificates attained.

We offer a range of accreditation tailored to suit the needs of the individual learners. These include;

  • Entry Level OCR Diploma in Life & Living Skills
  • ABC Entry Level Award in Practical Horticulture
  • Edexcel Functional Skills in Maths & English at Entry Level 1, 2,3 and Level 1
  • Gateway Award in Retail Skills
  • Travel Training
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze and Silver

 

Transition

Transition for students preparing to leave school is provided through secure links with their future service provider wherever possible. Some move on to a variety of Colleges, others have a day care package built for them.

Adele Miller is Linwood’s designated Careers Advisor/Employment Support Coordinator. Parents and students have the opportunity to meet with her throughout their time at Linwood. For more information, please take a look at our Careers Advice page.

Information is also available in the Post 16 Department on the various options available and a Careers evening (Future Pathways) is held each year in January.

 

Outcomes & Achievements

2015-2016

100% of all Post 16 leavers achieved a Diploma in Life & Living Skills (OCR) at Entry Level 1 or 2

100% of all Post 16 Leavers went on to a Further Education placement continuing their education

These included: Brockenhurst College, Bournemouth & Poole College, Kingston Maurward College & Sheiling College

 

100% of all students entered passed their Functional Skills award in English & Maths.

6 Students achieved EL3  Maths               5 Students achieved EL3  English

1 Student achieved EL2 Maths                  1 Student achieved EL2 English

3 Students achieved EL1 Maths                3 Students achieved EL1 English

 

100% of all students entered achieved their EL2 Award in Practical Horticulture (14 Students)

 

Applications

If you would like to apply for a place at Linwood’s Post 16 provision, the student must have a current EHCP inform their SEN officer at their Local Education Authority of their choice. Visits for prospective pupils can be made by contacting the school on 01202 525107.

For more information, contact Lee Rockingham (Post 16 Learning Leader)

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