Example Programmes

Example Programmes

Every young person at St. John’s College has a bespoke timetable. Here are some examples:


Involve

Young people in our Involve programme are unable to access our other college classes and often need functional skills delivered 1:1 or 2:1. Sessions are delivered outside of the classroom and in collaboration with the individual’s teacher and core team.

Achievement Continuum

Young people have a 2.5 hour combined functional skills session which focuses on developing English and maths and ICT skills for communication at home, in the community and in the workplace. Teachers are trained in intensive interaction, Numicon, phonics, PECs, Grid 3 and Widget online.

Functional 10s

Students have an area that they would like to develop and practice every day in order to overcome a barrier to their learning. They practice the skill in tutor time every day. Skills include: phonics, Numicon, touch typing, and Singapore bar modelling. This is a new initiative which should support a learner to progress quicker in identified priority areas.

E3 – L2

Young people have discrete English and Maths sessions, which focus on developing the skills to achieve accreditation which will support them to progress onto mainstream further education and/or into work. Most students will do functional skills qualifications and some work towards GCSEs.

Teachers and support in these sessions are all trained in teaching English and Maths up to Level 2. This year we will be working on an innovative new programme working with key local employers to identify skills gaps in their workplace and develop Maths sessions in the workplace so individuals are able to transfer the skills that they are learning in the classroom into the workplace.

Entry 1 – 2

Students have English and Maths sessions which focus on learning the skills they need for independence and employability. They work towards awards in measure shape and space and/or number skills. Young people in this area often have skills gaps at lower levels and staff work closely with learners to develop strategies to fill the gaps.

Functional 10s

Students have an area that they would like to develop and practice every day in order to overcome a barrier to their learning. They practice the skill in tutor time every day. Skills include: phonics, Numicon, touch typing, and Singapore bar modelling. This is a new initiative which should support a learner to progress quicker in identified priority areas.

Get Involved

If you are interested in a placement at St. John’s, please contact our Admissions Team.