Hill Croft School

Transition

Our Transition department provides learning for pupils aged 16-19 years old.  The focus of the Transition department is to prepare students for life after school and comprises of three classes:  T1, T2 and T3. 

We pride ourselves on producing active, fun, stimulating lessons that develop functional life skills, social skills and mental health and wellbeing for every learner.

 

IN THE TRANSITION DEPARMENT:

We believe it’s our responsibility to provide real life experiences and opportunities to develop independent skills, self-advocacy, recognising dignity of individuals, while promoting self-esteem and achievement. We believe that the world is our classroom.

 

This is how we teach and learn:

In the Transition department, we:

  • Develop positive relationships with all learners and staff so we are able to have realistic expectations and celebrate every achievement.
  • Create a safe, caring and nurturing environment to promote age appropriate independence.
  • Provide real life, educational and social learning experiences.
  • Promote learning through practical meaningful activities.
  • Focus on providing meaningful work experiences.
  • Teach practical, functional numeracy, literacy and reading and cookery skills.
  • Encourage pupils to talk about feelings, emotions, mental health and wellbeing.
  • Develop positive relationships with outside agencies.
  • Develop transition skills that will improve life after school in the community.

 

As a result, we have pupils who:

  • Have confidence and are happy.
  • Are engaged in their learning.
  • Are gaining independence, and achieving new life skills.
  • Have access to a rich, challenging curriculum that’s adapted to meet their individual needs.
  • Are developing functional literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Have improved, appropriate levels of positive communication and have developed their social skills.
  • Are ready to leave us and make positive transition to post- school placements that are appropriate for their individual needs.

 

This rationale has been devised in conjunction with all department staff, parents and, where appropriate pupils.