Our most able learners will be based at Futures full time, whilst students with more complex disabilities will continue to be based at the Monkmoor campus.
Sixth form at Severndale is an exciting place for our post 16 students. Students continue to learn in diversity groups but our curriculum looks very different to the curriculum a young person will have accessed lower down in the school.
Students have access to a range of vocational subjects and these are carefully chosen based on the young person’s interests and their aspirations for the future. Options for vocational subjects include horticulture, food technology, performing arts and the sensory home. Specialist tutors support the delivery of these sessions.
All students in Sixth Form at our Monkmoor Campus have timetabled swim sessions, and dependent on the diversity group, this will either be a warm swim session on-site or at the Quarry Leisure Centre, in Shrewsbury Town Centre.
Educational visits play a big part in our Sixth Form curriculum as we teach our young people about the world around them, ensuring that all groups have regular community visits linking to our ongoing projects.
Students’ achievements are recognised and accredited through ASDAN Personal Progress at award, certificate or diploma level dependent on the level at which the young person is working at. We ensure all of our leavers are awarding with accreditation recognition.
Our new provision Futures, in connection with Shrewsbury College, opened on the 10th November 2014.
Our students with moderate learning difficulties will be based in this centre full-time and will have opportunities to gain accreditations linked to areas such as hospitality and catering, motor vehicle maintenance, construction and many more. A number of social enterprise businesses will be based at Futures which will provide work related learning for the students.
Our students with severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties will also benefit from this new development as they will have timetabled sessions in the centre and will partake in sensory vocational sessions such as candle and soap making.
Our work experience programme is continuing to grow and we are increasing our number of local and national employer links. All students across the department partake in transition sessions with local and specialist colleges and we offer independent careers and education information advice and guidance to young people and their families in order to make transition as successful as possible.