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.