Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Steps

  • Finding out all about themselves and who they are – topic ‘All about Me’.
  • Exploring their world through play and personal experiences.
  • Topics include ‘People Who Help Us’ looking at roles in public service.
  • Communication Aids introduces.
Key Stage 1 and 2

Equals Curriculum

  • My Independence – developing skills in personal care
  • Travel Training in school
  • Forest School
  • Beach School
  • Responsibility for collecting own resources
  • Equals Scheme – The World Around Us
  • Roles within class e.g. snack monitor, office monitor

Independence increased for those who are safely able to walk from the school transport and back again.

Bright Stars project for Key Stage 2 formal classes running a simple business model.

Communication aids in place to support interactions, choice making and commenting.

Role play activities such as shop work, handling money etc, extended to visiting shops and real life experiences.

Key Stage 3

Equals Curriculum – Vocational Studies, Work Related Learning, Careers Education and Guidance, Post School Planning

Functional Emphasis in Literacy and Numeracy

World Studies – Independent Living

  • Mental Health Sessions
  • Importance of Physical Fitness/Activity/Healthy
  • Working Vehicle Day
  • Jobs that are done in school
  • Skills Blox
  • Begin to do basic practical work related tasks in school/classroom
  • Realising our Potential sessions
  • Virtual Employer sessions
  • Enterprise Project
  • Employer Encounters
  • World of Work Day
  • Whitehaven Youth Harbour Project
  • Animal Care Project – Calvert Trust
  • Development of knowledge of personal information details
  •  Development of personal interests/hobbies – link to West Lakes Academy
Key Stage 4

Equals Curriculum – Vocational Studies, Work Related Learning, Careers Education and Guidance, Post School Planning

Functional Emphasis in Literacy and Numeracy

World Studies – Independent Living

  • Working Vehicle Day
  • Realising our Potential sessions
  • Virtual Employer sessions
  • Enterprise Project
  • Employer Encounters
  • World of Work Day
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Skills Blox
  • Life after Mayfield event
  • Work ‘Shadow’
  • First Aid
  • EHCP Plans – Post 16
  • Animal Care Practical Project – Calvert Trust
  • Bendrigg – Outdoor Activities and Learning
Key Stage 5
  • Asdan Workright
  • Asdan Personal Development Programme – Bronze, Silver and Gold
  • Asdan Lifeskills Challenge
  • Asdan Towards Independence
  • Open Awards – Functional Numeracy and Literacy
  • Working Vehicle Day
  • World of Work Day
  • ‘Life Beyond Mayfield’ event
  • Vocational Education at Lakes College
  • CV Writing Guidance
  • Work Experience both in school and with external organisations/employers
  • Mock Interviews
  • FE College application guidance
  • Employer visits
  • Employer visits into school
  • Inspira Guidance
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Record of Achievement – development of skills, strengths, qualities and qualifications gained
  • Transition visits out of school and transition visitors into school

 

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