We have a separate post 16 department. Students follow individualised curriculum pathways with agreed outcomes and an emphasis on preparation for life after Bladon House School. The curriculum has a strong emphasis on practical functional activities incorporating skills for life and work related learning.
The accreditation pathway for KS4/post 16 students is AIM Awards Personal and Social Development Skills. The AIMs pathway is to prepare students to continue into Specialist College Provisions or Further Education courses on leaving Bladon.
The Personal and Social Development qualification is achieved through completing components from a range of subject areas, including the core subjects of Math’s, English, IT and PSHE, at Entry level 1 through to Level 1. All students entered last year achieved an Extended Award and are now working towards the Extended Certificate. Students accessing this pathway are also encouraged to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme- a number of students achieved the Bronze Award last year and are now accessing the Silver Award and an SLD Group has been created.
Students with SLD in K5 follow the EQUALS Semi-formal curriculum. This is a non-subject specific curriculum which aims to develop specific areas of need for individual students through personalised Learning Intentions, closely linked to their EHCP outcomes, focusing on the process rather than the product.