Our further education Study Programmes (Land or Craft) are non- accredited and follow the RARPA Pathways to Adulthood at an appropriate level of entry:
Students work towards their outcomes in their EHCPs on a personalised curriculum to achieve their aspirations. Learning takes place in all areas of the campus.
We have a variety of workshops in our Education Hub. Our students have the opportunity to work in the woodwork, pottery and textiles workshops using a variety of different media. Craft skills develop the hands on practice of crafts and allow the development of gross and fine motor skills as well as developing routines, concentration, problem solving skills, working with others and timekeeping.
Post production, the students explore the need to develop and create markets for sales at craft fairs, online and onsite. Meeting and dealing with members of the public are key elements enabled by this selling process.
This takes place in the campus grounds where we have a farm and a two acre vegetable garden. Animal care students are actively involved in all aspects of farm management and animal care. Our herd of Dexter cows was chosen for its size and suitability for handling by our students. The sheep and pigs provide further hands on experience. The students will learn about other aspects of farm management, including stock rotation, pasture management, field maintenance and egg production. Our gardens and orchards provide many of the vegetables and fruit used on site. This provides students with the ability to understand how their food arrives at the table, alongside developing practical skills needed in the workplace. Wakefield Riding for the Disabled is also based on site, giving students the opportunity to learn horse care and stable management as well as horse riding.
In all workshops there is a focus on enterprise and employability and the use of functional maths and English.
All students also work on their personal independent living skills. As we have five houses on site, these are ideal real life learning spaces. Students have a variety of Independent Living sessions throughout the year covering personal health and fitness, accessing the community, PSHE , independent living and community inclusion.
Tutors assess students, set targets and monitor progress. Along with the student's senior support worker they contribute to the annual review of the EHCP.