At Education Links our approach to the curriculum is student-centred, ensuring we develop a varied curriculum to meet the needs of our students. Consequently, we provide core skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT, as a priority, together with Science, Humanities, Art and Drama. A comprehensive Well being programme deals with many of the issues that face our young people. Sport is included for all. Creative skills are also encouraged through Art, Drama and Media. Life skills and social skills are integrated throughout the formal timetable.
Each student has an individual education plan, and, where appropriate, an individual timetable.
Students are given every assistance and encouragement to overcome barriers to learning as well as gain accreditation. They can then move on to further education well equipped for their future. The curriculum on offer is not only about gaining certificates, as the personal development of each student is the priority, and certification is a tangible piece of evidence of their achievements.
Students are entered for examinations in GCSE, Functional Skills, and other qualification types, thus ensuring the full ability range is catered for. The range of examinations on offer is continually reviewed to ensure that students have access to qualifications that enable them to achieve their potential. Some students will be entered by their referring schools and we support them in preparing for examination.
Education Links uses a bespoke virtual learning environment to support classroom delivery as well as offering an opportunity for independent learning. Our SEN policy addresses the more specific needs of students with a statement, and we have a tailored programme for those young people. We identify students with particular literacy needs and provide literacy support on a 1-1 basis.
For us at Education Links a successful outcome is seeing a student leave us prepared for the next stage of their learning – being confident in their ability to continue to learn, confident that they can cope with the challenges ahead, and striding forward to a brighter future.