Welcome to Further Education!
The focus of your child’s time at FE is on the development of the ‘whole’ student and to prepare them for life beyond Icknield.
In FE we build on prior learning and develop new skills in order to achieve our aims. The students will experience numerous opportunities, including cooking, housekeeping, shopping, enterprise activities, work experience, functional literacy and numeracy, drama and music, both on-site and out in the community, to use and develop skills in the following 5 areas:
OUR 5 STUDENT DEVELOPMENT AIMS
1. Develop Personally.
2. Develop Physically.
3. Develop Independence.
4. Develop Cognitively.
5. Develop Communication skills.
During a student’s three years in FE their areas of study will fall into the following 5 focus areas:
THE 5 CURRICULUM LEARNING AREAS
1. Skills for Life and Learning.
2. Personal and Social Development.
3. Vocational Studies.
4. Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure.
5. Developing Creativity and Expression.
Learning is tailored to the needs of each individual student and although students of varying abilities may be undertaking similar activities, the learning outcomes will be specific to each student’s needs. Students work towards an ASDAN accredited course to recognise and celebrate their achievements.
The core needs of every child are at the forefront of our minds when timetabling and creating learning programmes for students.
As a staff team we place the highest value on the embedded skills that our students leave us with and take into their future lives.
What's been happening this Summer Term
- During the first part of the Summer Term, the students made their own FE Centre Charter with rules to follow having worked on positive and negative behaviours and how they affect others. In PHSE they have learnt how male and female bodies differ, relationship and sex education lessons, learning about consent, human reproduction and contraception.
- For their Community Action Project they have planted vegetables and enjoyed watching them grow.
- The students re-started horse riding at Tedworth stables - a long awaited lesson they enjoy so much! The students have also been receiving expert coaching from the London Irish RFC and cricket coaching from qualified ECB coaches, making the most of being able to have lessons outside.
- More recently they have been learning about safety in the home, online and in the community - work which has been reinforced with some excellent lessons lessons on 'Speaking Out and Staying Safe' - a programme chanpioned by the NSPCC.
- Rehearsals for their production of Macbeth have reconvened and their performance is being held at the end of July.
They also set their minds on the future - practising writing letters of applicaton and interview skills as well as discussing what job they would like to do when they leave education.