Our robust curriculum is person-centred and learner led, combining academic success with targeted, highly supportive personal development. Our unique provision with purposefully smaller class sizes, provides a team of committed and specialist staff working with our learners and their families to remove their barriers to education, ensuring learning naturally occurs. Teachers have high aspirations for learners and in doing so have established a successful curriculum that is ambitious and considers all learners across a broad range of abilities and capabilities across our Steps for Success and Improving choices (SEND) groups.
Humankind promote innovative, creative, engaging and enjoyable, learning where our learners feel able to explore new ideas, build self-confidence and develop resilience and lifelong skills. Within their academic and personal development, we promote British Values creating an environment of mutual respect, acts of kindness and tolerance of others.
We deliver a variety of NOCN qualifications where learners can achieve an award, a certificate or a diploma. This is achieved through a diverse range of opportunities depending on our learners needs. From short courses, part time hours or full time hours, our Individual Learning Programmes are bespoke to the needs of our learners, and include academic and pastoral targets.
Our popular Skills, Employment, Training and Personal Development qualification is highly effective in providing learners with the skills they need for the next step of their education journey. Units such as preparing for interview and personal confidence are combined with vocational units such as small animal care and customer service skills. This qualification encourages learners to follow their own interests and focus on personal challenges, whilst gaining relevant and academically stretching qualifications.
Our tailored short courses provide innovative interventions for our learners, designed to increase their self –confidence, resilience and provide a stepping stone on to further education or employment.
For learners with an objective to live independently, we deliver units in budgeting, independent living and independent travel. Our newly refurbished centre supports these units via our ‘Independent Living Suite’ where skills such as nutrition, food preparation and personal hygiene can be developed.
Our pastoral support
Personal development is a significant focus for our education provision, with 69% of our learner’s experiencing 4 or more barriers to their learning. Pastoral support is vital in our learner’s journey and supported by our unique ‘Reach Out’ Programme (funded by the NHS Improvement Fund), one to one counselling sessions, daily pastoral support and various therapeutic techniques such as art and crafts and music therapy.
Enrichment activities take place both within the education Centre and outside the timetable, with the aim of enhancing our learner’s personal development and life skills. An extensive range of activities is provided throughout the academic year and learners have various opportunities to participate in a variety of trips, events, fundraising charity work, group and one to one projects.
By providing an outstanding education provision, we provide our learners with the opportunity to reach their full potential.