As part of the school Buddhist day Sherwood class visited the Buddhist centre in Nottingham. The class travelled there on public transport using all the skills they have learnt in TITAN. They were able to follow directions using road signs and directions from the public. The class learnt how Buddhism came about through a story. They also took part in meditation.
Some of the student sat their GCSE'S in Math's and English.
Sherwood class have been very busy since Christmas. They enjoyed playing games and team challenges.
We have continued to follow the TITAN programme. The students have been using public transport and showing how to read a bus time table. They can safely find their way to the train station. To tie in with their maths we looked at percentages which include APR and shop discounts.
Sherwood class have taken part in work experience within the community where they developed their social skills helping them gain confidence and knowledge of the wider world.
Week Ending 7/10/16
The majority of Sherewood class are now in year 11. As part of their transition program they attend New College Nottingham with Mrs Hutchingson and Mr. Doors, their TA's. At college they to do a course in hospitality and catering. This gives them the opportunity to experience working in an industrial kitchen and attending a college. All of our pupils really enjoy this experience and have made excellent progress so far.
Week Ending 30/09/16
Now that we are in the full swing of the new academic year lots of exciting things are happening in our timetable.
The pupils in Sherwood class are really enjoying their vocational choices. We have been able to offer more choice this year than ever before. These courses include animal care at Floral Lands Farm, Conservation with Nottinghamshire Adventure Services, horticulture, first aid, outdoor pursuits, hospitality and leisure. Below are a few photographs of our children enjoying these activities.
A night of celebration of success
On Thursday, 21st July, four students from Key Stage Four and their families put on their “glad rags” to attend a presentation evening at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham. The event was organised by Access Learning for students of all ages and abilities across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire who have achieved qualifications in various vocational courses. Our four young people were all presented with awards in animal care by The Right Honourable Amanda Solloway who is the MP for Derby North.
The students and their families enjoy a fantastic buffet and amusing, but thought provoking speeches. As usual, they were an absolute credit to the school.
Week ending 10.06.16
It has been quite a busy week for some of our key stage 4 and 5 students who have been focusing on some more exam preparation.
On Monday, 11 of our students took their Young Life Savers’ Award which is accreditation by St Johns’ Ambulance. These students have been studying first aid all year as part of their vocational options. During this course they have learnt how to deal with all sorts of traumas such as major bleeds, choking, heart attacks, strokes, burns, electric shocks, poisons and asthma. They have learnt about how to keep accidents in the home down to a minimum and have had lessons from the local fire brigade on how to prevent fires in the home.
For their First AID Exam they were tested on how to do CPR, put someone in a recovery position and deal with a major bleed. All our students did us proud. They all passed! Well done to all those student!
Week ending 20/05/16
Last week was a very busy week for both teachers and students as May 15th was the deadline for getting most of our course work into the examination boards for moderation. The students worked really hard and produced some fantastic work! Most of the students in Sherwood class take up to 10 public qualifications over the two years that they are in this class. This is as many examinations as most of their peers in mainstream Schools. The moderation officer from Oxford and Cambridge examination board was in school on Thursday. The students’ work had to be displayed in the school hall all day. The quality of work was outstanding; we have some very talented young people. Well done to Mrs Gladwin, our art teacher, for all her hard work and inspiration. Below are some pictures of some of the art work that was entered for the art and textile exams.
We have also progressed this week with our independent travel training. We are learning how to access public transport and to keep safe in less familiar environments. On Wednesday we caught a bus into Mansfield. An officer from Nottinghamshire transport showed us around Mansfield bus station and explained how they could seek help is ever they were lost, frightened or confused. It is hoped that one day they will be able to access public transport with only a little support.
On Monday 25th April, the students from Sherwood and Rufford class enjoyed a fantastic residential experience at Whitemoor Lakes. Located in the heart of glorious Staffordshire, Whitemoor Lakes offered us fun, adventure, comfort and great food. During the three days the students were able to participate in exciting activities such as ; High Ropes Courses, Challenge Courses, Indoor Archery, Zip-Wires, Fencing, Climbing & Abseiling, Raft Building, Problem Solving, Open Canoeing, and a Camp Fire.
The students’ behaviour was outstanding. The staff at the centre commented on how pleasant, enthusiastic and well-mannered our students were. They were a total pleasure to be around. As Staff we were able to see how our students were encouraged to take a step beyond their current achievement, rise to new challenges and celebrate their success with their friends and teachers. We considered that all of them grew in confidence and character and were able to bond as a supportive team. We are very, very proud of them!!