How it works
Young people at St. John’s College have a wide range of abilities and skills and are assessed on the achievement continuum, at entry levels, and at levels 1–2.
Qualifications range from awards and certificates in personal progress, entry level functional skills qualifications up to level 2 and GCSEs. Generally, learners progress from one level to another every year/year and a half.
Our functional skills team set an English and a Maths target every half term for each individual to work on throughout the curriculum, in the community, in the workplace, and in our residential placements.
All education, therapy and care staff document and monitor progress in English and Maths on Evisense.
Evisense is our online digital portfolio, which enables staff, students and parents to celebrate progress, share good practice, communicate around support strategies and plan the next steps.
English and Maths calendar
We have a college-wide English and Maths calendar, where staff are asked to focus in on one or two areas each week.
All staff promote the themes in a fun and creative way, embedding them in sessions and as they move around the college. This supports young people to transfer their skills between different sessions and into different areas of their lives.