Bespoke Study Programme
Prepare for adulthood (Pf A) is a bespoke programme designed with the intention that every student progresses with the confidence and transferrable skills to take their next steps into adulthood and develop the skills and tools to:
Become involved in social and community activity
All students will participate in a community inclusion and enterprise project. Projects have included creating an animation for younger children on staying safe when gaming, giving a community garden a makeover, devising workout activities for other young people, and running celebration events to raise money for a chosen local charity.
Prepare for employment and the world of work
Students attend weekly employability/IAG lessons. They will learn the theory behind finding, applying for and keeping a job. We have regular guest employers who talk about the reality of work as well as welcoming workshops from partners to discuss Supported Internship, Apprenticeships and Supported Employment progression routes.
Live as independently as possible
Independence is strongly promoted to all students. This includes understanding their individual rights and responsibilities, politics and voting, travel training, managing emotions, and looking after a home or budgeting.
Live a healthy lifestyle
Students are supported to manage their own physical, mental and sexual health. This may be learning to plan and cook a basic hot meal, forming good hygiene and sleep routines, developing strategies to reduce anxiety or understanding what a healthy relationship is. All students have access to mental health champions where they can discuss any personal concerns 1-1. The curriculum is highly personalised and is based on outcomes set in the EHCP. Learning is carried out in a very small group setting of no more than 1:6 to allow for exploration of new and difficult life lessons.
Once confidence about the workplace has been developed, students will be given a work placement opportunity.
We have a wide range of work experience opportunities to suit every interest, style and need. We have developed strong local links in retail, animal care, hair and beauty, childcare, horticulture and warehousing.
An experienced and qualified key worker is assigned to support learners either intensively 1:1 or in a group setting. Each learner has a personal review every 3 weeks where they evaluate their individual PfA progress.