Post 14 Provision

Doubletrees Post 14 provision

 

At Doubletrees, we have merged our KS4 and 5 provisions to form our Upper School. This allows us to create the most cohesive learning environments for our learners, with those of more similar needs and abilities working alongside one another. It also means that our learners spend a greater period of time preparing for their independence and life after school.

 

Students continue to follow the KS4 National Curriculum core areas of English, Maths and Science, alongside the foundation subjects: Citizenship, Computing, Physical development, RE and Sex & Relationships Education (when and where learners are cognitively able to access). We offer a five year rolling curriculum underpinned by the entitlement areas, the Arts, Design and Technology, Humanities and Modern Foreign Languages. 

 

This provision is merged with the post 16 curriculum which contains three overarching strands of learning: Work related learning, Independent Life & Living Skills and Health, Wellbeing and Relationships. These are organised across the five year rolling programme of study.  Each term has a different country as its theme. This global focus allows our learners to explore, experience and understand the wider world, developing an appreciation of different cultures and sensory experiences with the aim of further raising learner aspirations.

 

Learning in this phase becomes more orientated towards future aspirations and preparation for adulthood as our learners begin to focus more on applying their learnt skills to real life situations.  There are core skills sessions for our Bridging to Learn and Ready to Learn cohorts, where they learn key skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT before having opportunities to apply these in real life and work related opportunities.  All of our learners work towards Accreditations, through the ASDAN qualification or the Pegasus award.  Entry level certificates in Maths (AQA) and English (Edexcel) are also available to the most able.

 

Our close links with external agencies, such as Careers South West and Game Changer help support our learners in deciding where their next destination will be. One of the main aims of our Post 14 provision is to provide each learner with a wide range of career and employment experiences to support and inform their choices.

 

The aspirational end point of this phase is for all learners to leave Doubletrees equipped with the skills they need to be as independent as possible; and that their Next Steps are informed by personal aspirations and interests. We aim to nurture these through their highly personalised curriculum pathway during their time at Doubletrees.

Ms Rachel Facey

Post 14 Coordinator

rfacey@doubletrees.org.uk

I am the teacher of Cherry Class.

I’ve been a teacher for over 20 years, first in London and more recently Cornwall. I am a qualified SENDCo with lots of experience working within mainstream secondary schools, including as a senior leader. I am also a very experienced English teacher.

I have worked at Doubletrees since Sept 2019, first as a classroom teacher and now the 14 to 19 coordinator, with additional responsibility for the development of our Work Related Learning and Careers provision. I love the challenge and the joy of working with Doubletrees students and their families.

I am a now not so secret amateur forger; reproducing my favourite paintings whilst teaching myself to paint. It is really calming, and I have sold a few too.

Mr Phil Williams

Maths and STEM Coordinator

pwilliams@doubletrees.org.uk

I am the teacher of Elm Class.

I really enjoy teaching Maths and I’ve a keen interest in art. Anything to do with Maths, Engineering or Science and DT are areas of the curriculum, that I find the most exciting. I believe this is due to my time as an aircraft engineer in the Fleet Air Arm. I once got seasick on a very calm day.

I’m a blackbelt at Karate and I like to think that I’m a secret chef.

Ms Helen Green

L2L Coordinator

hgreen@doubletrees.org.uk

I am the Redwood Class Teacher and the Learning to Learn (L2L) Co-ordinator.

I have been an SEN teacher since 2012, working in PMLD classes and as SEND Specialist Teacher at Great Ormond Street Hospital School. I’m also a Makaton Tutor and have a particular interest in Engagement for Learning. I moved to Cornwall in January 2020 and am loving living near the beach whilst finding time to research and write.

I have a masters in Children’s Literature and Creative writing, so storytelling and reading are my favourite things to do. I love all things sensory, if it lights up and makes funny noises I will love it! You will often find me singing or making a creative mess.

I have a tortoise called Nora and I used to work with Singing Hands, they are great!

Mrs Michelle Smith

HLTA and Communications Lead

msmith@doubletrees.org.uk

I am the HLTA attached to Post 14 Provision at Doubletrees.

My name is Michelle and I’ve been at Doubletrees of 18 years. I love communication and am the communications lead across the school. I also love sensory activities: I enjoy making a mess while doing sensory learning but I hate having dirty hands.

Mrs Tracey Crowle

Post 14 Admin

tcrowle@doubletrees.org.uk

I am the Family Liaison Officer at Doubletrees .
I have worked at Doubletrees for 20 Years , I have only been in my current position for 18 months, before that I worked across all areas of the school, both as a TA and HLTA.
As an HLTA I was responsible for Work Related Learning ,College Transition and Careers Guidance.
I now provide Admin for this role and work closely with Careers South West , and The Game Changer Project.
I provide Information and Support for Learners ,Parents and Carers during Transition from P14.

Mr Barnaby Ridge

CSW Career Development Consultant

barnaby.ridge@cswgroup.co.uk

I am the CSW Career Development Consultant for Doubletrees School.
I have been with the company since 2004 and have worked in many different schools and colleges.

My role is to help with the following:
Help young people make informed choices about future options.
Support young people, their families/carers and school to participate in learning and work through
signposting and practical activity.
Raise participation in education or employment with accredited training.
Support young people to remain engaged in full-time post-16⃰ learning and work.

I work in partnership with Doubletrees School, their families and partners to:
Increase aspirations
Increase resilience
Reduce vulnerability.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and I look forward to working with you in the future.

Mobile – 07909933683
Email – barnaby.ridge@cswgroup.co.uk
Website – www.cswgroup.co.uk