Philip Southcote Post 16 Unit is a separate unit attached to Philip Southcote School. It is purpose built to meet the needs of the more vulnerable student with a learning difficulty that need a safe environment with specialist teaching and pastoral support to access the curriculum. Priority will be given to students with sensory impairments who require specialist support.
Students can be in the unit for one, two or three years allowing us to address the needs of our young people and offering a more personalised curriculum for each pupil incorporating Independent Living Skills, Work Related Learning and Vocational opportunities, all of which are supported by the teaching of Personal and Social Education alongside Functional Skills English, Maths and ICT.
We have some students on work experience one day a week, others working with a Horticulture specialist and some attending college as part of their transition onto the next step. However the community remains the largest teaching resource for all our students.
Every student has an annual review where discussions take place with the students, parents and carers and support services regarding the next step, be it a further year in the Post 16 unit, moving on to college, the world of work or a more specialist placement.
The unit has four main teaching rooms, a smaller teaching room for paired and group work and a complex needs area for 1:1 work. There is also a separate kitchen, office, toilets and cloakroom area. We also have our own garden which is looked after by the horticulture group. Post 16 has a separate entrance.