Beaucroft Post-16 Centre ‘The Burrow’ is situated in a separate building within the school grounds. It is equipped to deliver a life-skills based curriculum. It caters for up to four classes of students between the age of sixteen and nineteen. The students generally have severe/complex learning difficulties, vulnerability and/or ASD. Priorities for learning will be determined by individual need and set by the teacher in consultation with the student, parents and other professionals.
The Post-16 Centre at Beaucroft provides a student-centred approach to teaching and learning which enables the student to successfully progress through the Post-16 Centre and on to their chosen post school provision. We provide a well planned programme of activities to help them develop the skills to make informed decisions as best as they can about their future.
Over the course of three years the students complete qualifications in Skills for Living and Employment at Entry Level 1 – 3 and develop their skills in both Literacy and Numeracy. Where appropriate the students take qualifications at Entry Levels in English and Maths. They learn to develop skills necessary to function to the best of their ability in all aspects of life. Work experience/shadowing, enterprise skills and college links will take place at various times throughout the year. All students will take part in the management and running of our businesses, our ‘Sweet 16’ tuck shop, our arts and crafts business, and at the RAFA cafe. This involves, stock taking, serving customers, food hygiene and preparation, money work and making and selling various arts and crafts. Student are encouraged to discuss their aspirations and set their own life (short and long term) goals. Students are expected to take responsibility for the planning and evaluation of some of their own learning activities including fitness, leisure and travel training activities. They are encouraged to be aware of the world around them and the impact it has on their lives. The students also have the opportunity to work towards achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.
For more information on our curriculum please see our post 16 curriculum map, curriculum intent, implementation and impact, and study programmes
Duke of Edinburgh Award 2022
Check out our DofE expedition and practice expedition blogs