The St Giles School P16 Department offers a quality education to pupils between the ages of sixteen to eighteen who have a wide range of learning difficulties. St Giles is a school without boundaries. The courses and environment offered are therefore flexible and bespoke and are adapted to the needs of the individual pupils. The ethos of the P16 department is to create a learning environment, which promotes the following beliefs:
‘Our P16 department vision is to develop confident pupils who have a ‘zest for learning’ in all aspects both academically and vocationally and who are effective contributors…
We aim to equip each pupil with essential skills and core values for use in the wider world’
- We have a very positive, vibrant P16 culture that promotes equality of diversity and culture.
- Education is pupil centred and encourages the development of self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem and leadership skills.
- Education is purposeful, with each pupil showing a zest for learning.
- Education that enables our pupils to fulfil their true potential and be confident, responsible individuals and effective contributors.
- Education that promotes transferrable skills and essential skills in the outside world.
- Education that empowers pupils to enhance individual, life skills and their own learning.
- Education that promotes holistic wellbeing.
- Education that promotes good manners and to be good citizens.
- Education that promotes plenty of opportunities for the pupil voice to be listen to.
- Education that promotes self-sufficiency and the opportunity to take risks within a safe environment.
- Education with clearly defined routes for learning that is bespoke to the individual pupil.
- Education that supports a broad, balance range of provision that meets individual need.
- Education that provides access to a wide range of accreditation routes and qualifications.
- Education that promotes spiritual, moral and cultural learning including e- safety, and fundamental British Values.
- Education that promotes equal opportunity within an inclusive range of learning environments and one that encourages respect for all people and an awareness of the rich variety of cultures and religions represented in our wider community.
- Education that promotes that works in collaboration with other learning establishments and providers. That provides a foundation for a pathway into further education, training or sheltered employment.
Each pupil attending St. Giles P16 have an Individual Education Plan, which covers core areas of the curriculum, vocational and personal targets in addition to their Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) outcome targets.