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Core Subjects

English

This core skill is continued throughout Post-16 education as it is for the rest of the school (please see Curriculum for years 7-11). The focus is on functional skills and working on filling the gaps of knowledge.

English is based around work related topics and independent living themes which may include:

  • CV writing
  • Letter writing
  • Job applications
  • Administration and formal correspondence
  • Communication

Maths

This core skill is continued throughout Post-16 education as it is for the rest of the school (please see Curriculum for years 7-11). The focus is on functional skills and working on filling the gaps of knowledge.

Maths is based around work related topics and independent living themes which may include:

  • Calculating tax
  • Wage slips
  • Household bills
  • Budgeting
  • Time management

Work Experience and Placement

Preparing students to be work ready is an essential part of the Post-16 programme. Students have opportunities for workplace visits, supported work experience and work placements. This gives the students practical experience of working life and the routes that could be available to them. During work experience and placements students are monitored by a supervisor and feedback is discussed with their Post-16 tutor. This gives students the chance to reflect and monitor their own progress during the process. Work experience and placements may lead to further employment.

Understanding the nature of our students, all work experience and placements are selected very carefully, and are primarily small business models which can be flexible to accommodate the needs of the young people.

Releasing Potential have several in-house opportunities and enterprises in which students are able to gain practical work experience. These include:

  • RP Printing Business
  • Boat Building
  • Alpaca Farming
  • Forest School/Outdoor Education Assistant
  • Maintenance Assistant
  • Home Marine Outboard Motor Maintenance

Accreditations