Post 14 & 6th Form

At the end of Key Stage 3 pupils enter a transition phase between school and adult services and the aim of the 14 – 19 phase of the school is to prepare young people for their adult life; to plan appropriate learning journeys which will enable them to maximise their potential and lead useful, happy and productive lives as adults.

Obviously these journeys will be very different depending on the skills, knowledge and attitudes of individual pupils and the extent to which they are supported to make their choices.

For those with more advanced academic abilities a wide range of accredited courses are available and for those who continue to need a basic skills curriculum or a more sensory approach to learning this is also offered.

Support and information for young people and their families is available from our Connexions PA (see our Careers page for more information).

During this transition, plans are constantly monitored and reviewed to ensure the actions are being followed up and that other services are advised of their likely requirements.

A huge emphasis is placed, where appropriate, on developing independence whether this be travel, cookery, using a phone or mobile device or simply asking a safe person for assistance in the community. Work experience opportunities exist for those who need this and all the key communication and sensory support services remain in place for those who continue to require that level of support.

‘Leaders have introduced a new approach to assessment. This enables leaders to check pupils’ progress from their starting points more effectively.’…

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‘Staff use signing, symbols, photographs and objects of reference to communicate effectively with those pupils who need additional support to ensure that they are fully engaged in their learning.’…

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‘Leaders use the pupil premium funding effectively.’…

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‘Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, are making strong progress from their varied starting points in reading, writing and mathematics.’…

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‘Leaders have continued to develop the school’s curriculum since the last inspection.’…

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‘There is a strong emphasis on personalisation of the curriculum, the development of pupils’ communication skills, independence skills and preparation for life after school.’…

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‘The school council is
especially active and members are particularly proud of the role they played in improving school meals..’…

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‘Pupil Premium is targeted to improving pupils’ communication skills through investment in specialist equipment and software.’…

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‘Based on the evidence gathered during this short inspection, I am of the opinion that the school continues to go from strength to strength.’…

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‘Pupils take part in a strong work experience and work-related learning programme.’…

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‘Pupils rise to the challenges that you set, and their learning is rarely disrupted.’…

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‘Pupils run the school shop and staff cafeteria, enabling them to use their literacy and numeracy skills in a practical setting.’…

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‘Leaders have carried out a detailed review of the curriculum pathways for pupils.’…

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‘Pupils spoke
enthusiastically about learning outside of school and their visits to local museums, the Humber Bridge, local cafes and to the cinema.’…

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‘Pupils respect each other, display good manners and work together successfully.’…

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‘Pupils say that they enjoy their lessons and take great pride in their work.’…

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‘The curriculum offers a wealth of enrichment activities which are highly valued by
pupils and parents and carers.’…

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‘Pupils take part in local and
regional accessible sporting activities.’…

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