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To advance the education, care and wellbeing of the pupils at the schools, to advance the education of other members of the community.

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Vocational Skills

In Key Stage 4, our pupils experience a range of vocational options. These lessons allow our pupils to make decisions about their future based on experience, as well as the ability to learn skills that are transferrable to a range of future destinations.  

Our Vocational options include: 

Hair and Barbering is an option in year 10 which leads to bespoke qualifications gained from our local provider, Hair@TheAcademy. (https://www.hairattheacademy.co.uk/) This is a specialist training salon supporting young people with a variety of needs and offers a possible employment route and possible post-16 destination. 

Horticulture & Ground Maintenance sessions are held in our very own allotment. Our pupils gain skills and understanding of the care of plants, and knowledge of maintaining planted areas including; being able to produce a food/flower crop, when to carry out maintenance, the requirements of plants for healthy growth, how to propagate a plant, how to control a common weed or pest and the safe and appropriate use of tools and techniques for different related jobs. 

Catering and Hospitality offers the opportunity to learn about preparing food for presentation and for cooking safely and hygienically as well as the connection between food and health. Pupils understand about the nutritional elements of food and how to cook healthily for themselves or for larger groups. Pupils will learn the importance of good customer service and methods of communicating positively in transactional situations. It also allows pupils to understand and consider whether this industry offers a potential route to future employment.  

Functional Life Skills builds on the core principles of Preparation for Adulthood. (PFA) The aim is to give pupils opportunities to experience the use of practical life skills, such as using transport safely, practising common transactional interactions and learning key practical skills for future self-sufficiency and independence.