John Jamieson School

John Jamieson is an open and welcoming, generic, all age Special School and National Teaching School which caters for pupils with a learning difficulty

Post 16 Phase

Post 16 at the East SILC

The Post 16 programme of study at East SILC has a core focus that is driven by the intention to prepare our learners for adulthood, whatever pathway the students are accessing. Students access a curriculum that is designed and directed by themselves as well as other stakeholders such as parents, carers and staff through consultation at the beginning of each academic year. We aim to provide a curriculum that focuses on students’ long term aspirations and identifies appropriate steps that need to be made to progress towards achieving these aims. Students are encouraged to take as much responsibility for their learning as possible and independence is encouraged at all academic levels. We want our students to take pride in achieving individualized targets that are attainable, appropriate yet aspirational.

Skills that students often identify they want to learn often include:

  • Self-help and independence skills development through cooking, financial responsibility, off-site leisure activities, enterprise activities and developing their understanding of adult feelings and emotions,
  • Physical / mobility development through off-site sporting / leisure activities,
  • Self-confidence through work–experience, internships, sports and physical activity, college link course opportunities and broader life experiences, such as residential visits and authentic adult opportunities.


CURRICULUM AIMS

  1. The development of independence skills for 16+ pupils is essential
  2. We support students to express their views and develop informed plans for the future
  3. Pupils develop self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness
  4. We support students to take part in community and leisure events
  5. Enhance and develop communication skills
  6. The provision of individualised learning pathways and a bespoke curriculum
  7. Students have access to work related learning where appropriate
  8. Students experience extended transition through college links courses (off site learning)
  9. Students are encouraged to make positive steps towards meeting individual aspirations.

 

CURRICULUM ORGANISATION

Accreditation is delivered primarily through ASDAN, with students able to work on modules within the Personal Progress, Personal Development Plan and Personal Social Development schemes of work. Units are taught via specific lessons and also as an integral part of cross curricular lessons and topic work. Students also have opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award in silver and bronze, and a range of Arts Award courses. Students at a strong Entry Level 1 and above will also be entered for OCR Functional Skills accreditation. ASDAN short courses on Employability, Workright, Foodwise and SRE are also delivered as appropriate.

Anticipated accreditation opportunities for students working on different pathways are identified below:

 

Communication: Sensory

  • ASDAN Personal Progress Award
  • ASDAN Personal Progress Certificate
  • ASDAN Personal Development Programme BRONZE
  • ASDAN Personal Development Programme SILVER
  • ASDAN Personal Development Programme GOLD
  • Arts Award Discover

 

Communication: Towards Independence

  • ASDAN Personal Development Programme BRONZE
  • ASDAN Personal Development Programme SILVER
  • ASDAN Personal Development Programme GOLD
  • ASDAN PSD Entry Level 1
  • ASDAN PSD Entry Level 2
  • Arts Award Discover
  • Arts Award Explore
  • OCR Functional Skills
  • ASDAN Workright
  • ASDAN Foodwise
  • ASDAN SRE
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze/Silver

 

Communication: Independence

  • ASDAN Personal Development Programme BRONZE
  • ASDAN Personal Development Programme SILVER
  • ASDAN Personal Development Programme GOLD
  • ASDAN PSD Entry Level 1
  • ASDAN PSD Entry Level 2
  • ASDAN PSD Entry Level 3
  • ASDAN PSD Level 1
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze/Silver
  • Arts Award Explore
  • OCR Functional Skills
  • ASDAN Employability
  • ASDAN Foodwise
  • ASDAN SRE
 
The West Yorkshire School Games Virtual Sports Day will be taking place tomorrow. The premiere for the video on You… https://t.co/HcKGJ2Mq7C
Learn how to create your own choice board, courtesy of Ellie: https://t.co/K6IWjhv8UI
Construction play and Lego-based therapy video, delivered by one of our Speech and Language Therapists, Ellie! https://t.co/YGUikmo1xY
Calling all new pupils to Temple Moor HCP!!! Come and see the transitions video to explore your new site!! https://t.co/mxVtcYPmIK

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