Garston Manor SchoolSpecialist School for Autism, Learning Difficulties
and Speech and Language
Post 16 pilot
This project focused on developing a one year, five-day post-16 programme for the most vulnerable Garston Manor students that will bridge them into a college environment. The students will be on role at West Herts College but two days of their programme will be delivered at Garston Manor.
The project aimed to support an identified cohort of Year 11 Garston Manor students whose post-16 needs could not be met by programmes currently on offer within the local vicinity. The young people concerned needed a personalised and tailored programme that would meet their complex needs and that would provide a ‘bridge’ into a college environment from which they could then progress on to other specialised or vocationally focused courses.
Garston Manor, will teach the students on the school premises on a Thursday and Friday. They will reinforce key learning associated with the units that students are studying at the college and will:
develop literacy, numeracy and IT skills
provide speech and language support
enhance emotional and social well being by, for example, work associated with the garden allotment, delivering courses on cooking and personal hygiene.
The Post 16 group are running a tuck shop called Teen's Tuck Shop. Teens Tuck Shop will run every Friday break, starting 17th January 2014. They are selling homemade pizza, biscuits and cake. Don't forget to bring some money!