After a planned transition programme, Year 12 students from a number of Buckinghamshire special schools joined the Gladstone group at Harding House. During Post-16, students follow a Foundation Learning Curriculum; in Year 12 students are introduced to a personalised programme with the emphasis on Work Related Learning, Key Skills (Communication, Number skills, ICT) and Personal Development. Students’ work gains national accreditation as part of the OCR Life and Living skills Entry level course.
We access our local community on a regular basis, they begin to explore, develop, generalise and assimilate a wide range of skills that include travel training, communication, numeracy, citizenship and social skills. These skills complement the curriculum and enrich their learning experience.
The Gladstone’s work with a range of partners in the community, for example Aylesbury Grammar School, the High School and Aylesbury College. We have the opportunity to access a range of sporting and fitness activities through both taster sessions and short courses!
We work hard to make our own Records of Achievement that we take home after our Achievement Assembly. We also set personal targets and talk about our progress. We all make a PowerPoint presentation and share our student contribution for our Annual Review too, this make us really proud.
There are 8 Year 12 students in the Gladstone Group.