At the heart of our curriculum and preparing for adulthood is the vison that pupils are in a position when they leave Croft Community School to build a successful and fulfilling future. Whether your child’s next steps beyond school is going on to higher education, an apprenticeship or straight to work, our vocational programme enables pupils to develop their skills, explore and envisage possible future careers and understand the transition they need to take in order to secure their chosen progression route.
- Provide pupils with high aspirations through challenging content creating pride in achievement.
- Enable students to retain and apply essential knowledge build upon prior knowledge to maximise the progress made by all pupils.
- Provide opportunities for developing self-confidence, self-awareness, independence, creativity, respect and resilience.
- Prepares pupils’ effectively for the next stage after school.
How we used Vocational Studies at Croft Community School.
Pupils at our school have a selection of courses at the end of Key Stage 3 to choose a Vocational pathway into Key Stage 4 (Year 10 & 11). In Year 9, with pupils studying the full range of National Curriculum, A Bespoke Preparation for Adult Curriculum and a Needs Based Curriculum. In the Summer term the options process begins, with a commitment to getting pupils on the best curriculum pathway for Key Stage 4. This is implemented with parents and carers, in the best interests of the pupil, maximising progression opportunities for further education and employment.
At Croft Community School we have a designated Vocational Area of Study. We have two cars on site to support the learning and practical elements for Motor Vehicle. We have a selection of Guinea Pigs which are also used to support the learning and delivery of Small Animal care. We have an external vocational suite where lessons can be delivered which meets the needs of every individual student using the bespoke facilities. We also have a designated and area to deliver bricklaying lessons using practical resources in a work place setting.