Welcome to Godrevy (Post 16)
Post-16 is home to students who are aged between 16 and 19 years.
Life in Post-16 is destination led, which means we aim to further prepare each and every one of our students with the core understanding, skills and levels of independence needed for their journey into adulthood. We recognise that our learners have a wide range of talents, skills, interests and needs which enables us to personalise each student’s curriculum to helps them aspire and achieve.
Students additionally benefit from a wide range of links with FE providers during their time within Post 16; such links are embedded within our curriculum offer and further facilitated by the school/Careers South West as students prepare to leave at the end of Year 14.
In order to successfully and appropriately prepare our learners for adulthood, the Post-16 curriculum offer is divided into 3 core areas for students within our Ready2Learn (R2L) and Learning2Learn (L2L) pathways.
Each area has identified a rationale which informs our structured teaching/learning sessions. Long Term Planning ensures all students work within all three strands addressing the modules/units identified for each to secure equality of opportunity during their three year placement. Functional skills within Literacy and Numeracy are woven throughout all strands and are identified via our Long Term planning framework.
· Life Skills and Independent Living
· Well-Being and Relationships
- Related Learning/Careers Education
Learning objectives and outcomes (WALT/WILF) are designed for each module/unit for each strand which are targeted to meet students' aspirations and individual learning needs. A large majority of the curriculum focuses on developing and consolidating functional skills, which allow students to apply their skills, knowledge understanding in ‘real life’ situations encouraging a generalisation of key skills across wider/less familiar settings.
As a result students engage with the wider community through a plethora of events and activities. Students are assessed at every stage of their journey towards adulthood in achieving greater independence. By involving all of our students in this assessment progress in a functional, fun and engaging manner, we ensure we strive to encourage all students to achieve their potential.
Students who access their learning via our Learning2Learn (L2L) route benefit from linked learning opportunities which are identified via their personalised timetable.
Reading in Post 16:
We encourage and foster a love of reading in Post 16, from sensory stories, interactive storytelling, call and response, story discussion, discussing magazines and newspapers etc. to having our own book club and visiting local libraries.
Reading is one of our Core/Functional Skills that we learn, practice, apply and transfer throughout the Post 16 curriculum. Core/Functional Skills are gained and practised every morning from 9:30 – 10:00. This will normally cover one strand of English and one of Numeracy on a rotation basis.
Tasks are specifically chosen to fit into the work the students will be doing later that day and in the week, so that they have the opportunity to practise and apply their skills and hopefully start transferring those skills.
Social Sight Vocabulary:
Social Sight Vocabulary refers to all types of vocabulary which our students will see around them, the vocabulary which we teach our students will be individual to each dependent on a number of factors including their comprehension, interests, experiences and needs.
We have identified four main areas of social vocabulary signs;
Safety: for vocabulary relating to safety or wellbeing e.g. fire exit/ toilets
Information: for vocabulary which gives information e.g. exit/closed
Services: for vocabulary relating to public services e.g. post office/bus stop
Personal: for vocabulary relating to personal need/interest which will be individualised e.g. Tesco/MacDonalds
We have not set an order in which the vocabulary should be introduced though would emphasise the particular importance of the vocabulary which is linked to safety.
The Post-16 learning environment is diverse and wide ranging; this environment may change depending on which curriculum strand students are studying. The environment is language rich with a variety of visual aids to support understanding and communication. Structured activities and events are purposefully selected to maximise learning outcomes (please see below):
· Life Skills: - We have a purpose build Life Skills room and bedroom onsite.
· Well-Being and Relationships: - includes such activities as Dance, Yoga, using the school gym, the Dartmoor Jubilee Challenge, bowling at Chacewater and sailing
· Work Related Learning/Careers Education: - a workshop, greenhouse and vegetable garden onsite, provide a range of outstanding learning opportunities. Over 20 work placements/tasters offered as part of The Curnow Partnership in Redruth and running of our business enterprise ‘CurnowCreative’ selling products at a range of shops and local events. We also link to many FE providers, including Truro and Cornwall College and Kehelland Trust.
If you would like any further information in relation to our Post 16 offer, please don't hesitate to contact the school.