Young adults who are aged between 16 & 25 who have an EHCP
Dorset, Hampshire and parts of Somerset
Preparing for aduthood themes of employabiity skills, Health skills, Community & social engagement and Independence skills. The main programmes are 'Preparing for Llife', 'Preparing for work' and 'Get into work' ('Get into work' is actually a Supported Internship programme). The three programmes are proceeded by our 'Pathways' programme which is a three month period for students to get to know us and for us to get to know the student. The Pathways programme helps identify which of our RARPA units are most suitable and relevant to the individual needs & interests of the student. It identifies which of the three main programmes students move on to based upon individual abilities and competencies. English, Maths, British Values and Safeguarding are incorporated within all of our programmes.
Our curriculum was developed based upon personal family experiences of senior staff within the organisation where we felt that vocational & real-life education that enables people to thrive in life was more appropriate to our students than the more academic programmes of the mainstream education system.
At the moment our 2 main campuses are equipped to provide support to young adults with SEND who are high functioning and ambulent. We have senory rooms to support students and a small holding to allow studnets to develop confidence and self-esteem through interactions with animals and market garden type activities. We support students through EHCP reviews, speech & language support, educational pyschologists and great levels of pastoral care, IAG & Careers Guidance. A team of external engagement staff work to find appropriate work experience opportunites and work coach support to those in work experience