Sixth Form Sensory Learners

In Sixth Form, timetables are personalised; based on need, students' interest and transition. For some students, a personalised sensory curriculum is appropriate. Students are offered group, whole class and individual opportunities for learning on a daily basis.

For these students, their timetables are highly individual and sessions are personalised to offer a breadth of experiences in school, the community and specialist centres, providing an appropriate level of challenge. This holistic curriculum is designed with the support of a range of professionals to ensure that students’ physical, medical, communication and sensory needs are met. Independence is promoted at a personal level.  For some, this may be evidenced through the development of communication and for others it may be independently taking clothes to the washing machine.

Students are supported to develop their communication at a level appropriate to them. This may be using an iPad talker, switches, PECs, intensive interaction, eye gaze, signing, gesture or stilling. Development and promotion of communication will always underpin every session.

Where appropriate, students will access specific sessions such as; hydrotherapy, atmospherics, OT, sensory diet, intensive interaction, teacch stations, discrete communication sessions, physio and VI programmes. These are selected based on pupils’ needs, and will vary year to year. 

The Sixth Form curriculum is designed to offer a high level of community engagement, with regular off-site visits to access a range of facilities including; local café, leisure facilities and supermarkets.

This year, students’ progress will be evidenced through ASDAN ‘Towards Independence’ modules.

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