Students stay in the College for up to 3 years from when they are 19 to when they are 22. Each subsequent year will be offered on the condition that students are making educational progress. Students are placed on one of our three courses according to their level of learning and desired outcomes.
Each course follows aspects of the ASDAN Towards Independence curriculum. This curriculum has a range of modules in practical and relevant subjects that are suitable for our cohort of learners. Towards Independence is externally moderated and certificated. Students stay in their mixed ability tutor group for registration, some of their lessons and for Brentwood events eg Sports Day. Other lessons are grouped according to course or student choice.
Students continue to have an Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.) which sets out the priorities and targets for each term. IEP targets are small step targets which contribute towards students meeting their yearly targets which are derived from their EHC Plan Outcomes. Parents and students are encouraged to contribute towards identifying and prioritising targets.
Post 19 students with personal care needs have their needs met in College by our trained staff. Medical needs are met by student’s GPs and therapy needs are bought in by College on a needs basis. Currently we have our physiotherapy needs (including hydrotherapy) met by Manchester Physiotherapy, SALT provided by AT Therapy and music therapy provided by Nordoff Robbins and our college music teacher. We have strong links with social care and community health teams to support our students and families with any issues.