Jen Ferrett
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Key Stage 4 In Key Stage 4, our focus remains on providing a personalised and enriching curriculum that supports learners to apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired throughout their education. We recognise the importance of preparing learners for their best possible futures, and therefore our Personalised Learning Goals from Year 9 onwards are based on the four areas of the Preparing for Adulthood agenda: Education & Employment, Independent Living, Community Inclusion, and Good Health. Our core curriculum subjects of Maths, English, PSHE and PE are delivered through practical, real-life experiences that allow learners to apply their previously acquired skills and knowledge. Learners are encouraged to use their decision-making skills to assess risks based on their prior knowledge, personal experience, and individual preferences, while recognising the impact of their decisions on themselves and others. For learners on the Subject-Specific Path, we offer the ASDAN Transition Challenge and the Discovery Arts Award to provide them with further opportunities to develop and showcase their skills. We work closely with the CSW Group to support our learners and all of their families in making informed choices about their post-16 destinations and paths. In addition to our academic offerings, we also provide learners with opportunities to take part in extracurricular activities such as the Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge, which further develop their skills and enhance their learning experiences. Our goal is to equip learners with the skills and confidence they need to succeed in their future endeavours.

Key Stage 5 In Key Stage 5, we continue to prioritise personalisation to ensure that learners are well-prepared for their next steps in education, employment, training, and life. Our learners transfer their acquired skills and knowledge into practice as they prepare for aspirational next steps. Personalised learning programs are tailored to meet the needs and interests of individual learners to ensure successful transition. Personal development remains a key focus in Key Stage 5. We understand the importance of developing learners' confidence, self-esteem, resilience, critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills in real-life and/or work situations. We provide learners with age-appropriate, purposeful, and meaningful experiences that promote the development of these skills. We provide learners with regular opportunities to access the community, where they can develop essential skills such as travel training, road safety, and accessing different services. We support our learners to learn new skills that they can transfer to other contexts and settings. Work-related learning is a key focus, and learners on the subject-specific path work towards ASDAN Towards Independence and the Bronze Arts Award. We encourage learners to take part in the Jubilee Challenge and the Duke of Edinburgh Award to develop a range of valuable skills and experiences.