Whilst all students have different timetables, all have elements of the core subjects of maths, English, PSHE, Careers, and SMSC incorporated into their timetable, either as explicitly timetabled lessons or as embedded content within other engagement activities.
How we deliver this will depend on student needs and may be delivered as a part of a small group or as a one-to-one session. The academic-focused sessions are often delivered individually, with the social development sessions taking place alongside other young people.
The initial academic targets are set after a comprehensive evaluation of the student’s needs and discussion with the main setting. These are formally reviewed, at most, every half-term but are reviewed constantly and adapted according to individual circumstances. The progress towards these targets is monitored by senior staff. How we aim to meet each objective is recorded within each student’s personal education plan.
We ensure the motivation to achieve, progress and develop is high, with even the smallest attainment celebrated across the young persons’ network. Certificates of achievement, positive messages home and individualised rewards are key to our approach.