Post 16 Overview
At Grove House our intention is that we deliver:
A curriculum to develop knowledge and skills which promote and enhance independence, experience, interest, relationships, further education and employment.
Our goal is for each student to leave us with the life, social and academic skills to guide them through their next steps into college and the working environment. Our curriculum is highly personalised for each student and focuses on developing their independence, confidence, self-esteem, life and employability skills thus giving them the ability to succeed in all aspects of their lives.
All learners continue to extend and develop their skills in core subjects as well as weekly therapy sessions, whilst providing them with opportunities to gain essential life and employability skills. Students in Post 16 work towards formal accreditations at varying levels in the following subjects: Maths Entry Level, Level 1 or GCSE; English Entry Level, Level 1 or GCSE; Life and Living Skills Entry Level; ICT Functional Skills Entry level or Level 1; BTEC Work Skills Entry Level or Level 1; Photography Entry Level or GCSE; Food Hygiene; and First Aid.
Students in Post 16 take part in enterprise activities which enable them to develop the skills required in adulthood. Students run a range of enterprise projects, including a yearly Christmas and Mother’s Day sale and a Summer Fete.
All learners participate in in-house work experience, where they are provided with opportunities to support teachers, office staff and the site team. We also have ‘The Grove’ our trio of pop-up shops that are located in the reception block of the school, comprising of a coffee shop, pre-loved shop and produce outlet.
Students in Post 16 also have access to the Flat @ Grove House. The Grove House Flat is a fully self-contained apartment with its own front door. Its purpose is to provide a real-life basis from where our students can develop and practice everyday life and living skills linked to their accreditation.
The Grove and The Flat @ Grove House support the academic, therapeutic and social, emotional and wellbeing curriculum through:
· Providing real life venues to deliver, practice and consolidate learning objectives within the variety of accreditations used in Post-16
· Providing a familiar and secure base to practice and reinforce the social and communication skills taught by our team of therapists.
· Enabling PfA outcomes such as employment, independent living, community inclusion and health to be delivered and met in a non-threatening and supportive environment.
· Supporting our students to develop their confidence to communicate on a daily basis in a simulated real-world setting.