Post Bridge College is the Post 16 provision at Cann Bridge. We value the importance of supporting our students with their transition to adulthood, whilst developing independence. All students have adapted individual timetables that not only capture and engage their learning skills, but also focus on social, emotional and communication needs. We recognise the significance to develop independence, make aspirational career choices and resilience for future endeavours.
Post Bridge College learners follow the Proficiency Curriculum – Using My Learning.
We want our students to:
- develop their functional skills
- be effective communicators, developing social interaction skills and accessinglocal social opportunities
- be as independent as possible
- feel valued as members of the community
- access Work Related Learning opportunities
- make healthy choices and decisions
The development of functional skills is evident across all areas of the PBC timetable. PBC learners are supported to use and develop the skills they have acquired in order to prepare them for adulthood.
Learners are encouraged to use their functional communication and literacy skills across the curriculum to develop their understanding and application of these key skills. Learners will develop understanding of exchange, and the use of money and maths in real-life situations. We create opportunities that encourage the skills of communication, reading and writing and enable learners to develop skills they need as individuals. Post Bridge College empowers learners to be the best versions of themselves in readiness for the next phase of their life journey.
Post Bridge College places immense value on the role of Work Related Learning opportunities in our educational offer. We ensure that all pupils have access to opportunities that allow them to explore a wide variety of job roles and work tasks. We aim for learners to experience feeling respected and valued for their contribution.
PBC values the skills that each learner has to offer and believes that Work Related Learning is beneficial to all. We create on-site work experience situations to enable all learners to have at least one WRL experience each week. Across years 10-13, learners will have had the chance to experience all of the WRL roles we offer. Learners access several off-site WRL opportunities such as housekeeping at Downham House, Poole Farm volunteering and helping at the foodbank. Work Related Learning opportunities are varied and allocated to best match and develop individuals’ skills and qualities. Learners build a Work Skills Profile that clearly shows the skills they have practised and the skills they have acquired.
It is important to us that our learners feel secure as part of the PBC community and welcomed as part of the wider community outside of school. Our learners are supported off-site to develop appropriate social skills and to make a valuable contribution.
Learners will further develop their understanding of themselves, the wider world and their role in it. Learners will be given the chance to take an active role in the Post Bridge College community and understand what it is to make a valuable contribution. The curriculum will offer opportunities to participate in community events and on-going activity programmes enabling the learners to develop and demonstrate their personalities and allow them to grow as individuals. Where possible, we use voluntary opportunities as Work Related Learning experiences to enable our learners to contribute to a shared goal. Learners undertake travel training in order to develop independence in using public transport and getting around the local area.
Being physically and mentally well is an important consideration when supporting the education of our learners. Learners require support to develop awareness of what good health looks like for them and how to achieve it.
Learners are supported to live healthy lives and to take an active role in their own well-being. The curriculum is shaped in order to facilitate opportunities to enable learners to develop skills in good decision making. Students will be able to make some decisions over their own timetable, considering personal preference. Healthy lifestyle choices are modelled and learners are encouraged to learn about healthy eating and the value of being physically active.