Fri, 27 Apr 2018 10:49:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 APT Students make sustained progress in music Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:41:36 +0000 To support work at Key Stage 4 our small, well-equipped music provision has been judged as overall good with outstanding features for student outcomes. Our students make substantial and sustained progress considering their starting points and the provision educates students so that they are exceptionally well prepared for a post 16 destination in this subject area if they so choose.

Well done REAL – music provision at Mansfield!

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Outdoor Education at Bennerley Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:35:26 +0000 Outdoor education has been introduced to AVESC, Bennerley site as a full time part of our curriculum. It has been organised so that learning takes place in the outdoors.Bennerley’s Outdoor education program has been designed to give pupils a variety of adventurous challenges and outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, canoeing, swimming, sledging and group games.

Outdoor education often involves small groups actively engaged in adventurous activities for personal growth under the guidance of an instructor or teacher. We provide activities that build self-confidence and self-esteem this we consider to be fundamental to any young person’s development. Outdoor activities provide valuable alternative, often non-competitive, avenues for achievement, as well as opportunities to develop independence and self-reliance. Through successfully facing up to the challenges which outdoor activities provide, overcoming fears and apprehensions along the way, young people make major strides in confidence, with positive effects for all aspects of their development.

Participation in exciting and enjoyable outdoor activities with teachers, instructors and peers reinforces a positive attitude to education and contributes significantly to the general ethos of our school. Direct experience out of doors stimulates and reinforces learning across many areas of the curriculum, and the use of the outdoors encourages our pupils to take greater responsibility for their own learning. The pupils will use their experiences to gain qualifications in individual activities and gain credits towards an ASDAN, Personal Development Programme Award.

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Kirk Hallam Support Centre Coffee Morning Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:32:12 +0000 Kirk Hallam Support Centre organised and ran a coffee morning to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Research in line with ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ event held nationwide. It was held at the Centre on Thursday 29th September from 11am until 1pm; this gave both the KS3 children in the morning sessions and KS2 children in the afternoon sessions the opportunity to contribute and participate in the event.

During the week the children baked goods which they were to then sell at the coffee morning, these included flapjacks and rocky road cakes and sandwiches in line with an afternoon tea theme. They also contributed to the organisation of the event, by creating decorations to make the centre look welcoming to the public, who they invited through posters placed in local shops and flyers posted to residents in the local area. Parents and family members were also invited, also with the other Amber Valley and Erewash Support Centres and Staff.

On the day, the children served their treats along with those contributed by staff and Protocol Education, to local people and their families. Protocol Education sent a representative in support of the event, along with Karen Hudson, the Head of Provision and David Allen the Chair of the Management Committee accompanied by his wife. It was a successful morning; it was enjoyed by all, and raised over £100 pounds for the Macmillan Charity.

Furthermore, with the mountains of left over cakes and treats, the children chose to donate them to the local food bank in Ilkeston, thus helping out a local charity.

Many thanks to all parents, carers and special visitors who took the time out of busy schedules to contribute to this cause and support the great work of our children here at Kirk Hallam Support Centre.

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Sawley achieves very positive GCSE results Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:38:41 +0000 Sawley Support Centre students achieved very positive GCSE results in the summer, significantly up from previous years.

Art GCSE results are particularly positive with all entered students gaining a GCSE and 3 of those pupils achieving a grade C. The high level, imaginative coursework and exam pieces, received very positive feedback from the moderator and it provides inspiration for younger students at the Centre.

This half term students have been learning about Homelessness via visits from Broxtowe Youth Homelessness organisation. These sessions have been very informative and have received excellent feedback from all students and staff. To further support pupils understanding of Homelessness a Theatre in education programme called ‘Hidden Depths’ will be performing for the Year 10 classes.

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