Work Related Learning

Our students are given the opportunity to engage in work related learning on site, such as horticulture, hospitality and catering and sport and leisure, and work experience placements such as Blenheim Palace and the gym.

This encourages the participation and achievement of young people, to help them progress onto further education or employment.

Work related learning prepares students for work, encouraging them to develop a more adult style of thinking and the skills needed for achieving economic independence including:

  • Understanding that at work there will be tasks that you repeat on a daily basis.
  • Understanding that tasks have to be completed within a time frame.
  • Sustaining attention skills and concentration on the set tasks.
  • Completion of the task to a satisfactory standard.
  • Receiving constructive criticism.
  • Managing changes in mood and feelings by engaging agreed strategies.

The curriculum aims to support young people into employability by delivering Skills for Life:

  • Improving their performance
  • Working with others
  • Problem solving
  • Literacy, Numeracy & ICT

Wellbeing is central to this approach because we consider both mental and physical wellbeing as paramount to sustain a work ethic and an appropriate life-work balance.

The BBC 2 documentary 'Employable Me', screened in March and April 2016, recognised the importance of employability skills for adults with autism - something that LVS Hassocks and sister school LVS Oxford have as a priority for students as one of our four key areas of development. Read more about the series here.

 

Students make good progress in their learning because they are taught well and they follow a good, creative and innovative curriculum that meets their needs.
Ofsted report October 2010
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