Off-Site Curriculum

DSC08349A copy of our curriculum statement is available here.

Rural Skills  

We have strong links with Future Roots, a Care Farm in North Dorset. Many students attend in order to learn about farming and to spend time caring for the animals. Many also study for a City and Guilds qualification too.

Work experience

Year 10 and 11 students have the opportunity to attend a Work Experience placement as part of their provision.  They can attend a block placement, usually for one or two weeks, or an extended placement for one or two days a week, or a mixture of both.  The most popular placements for our students tend to be in mechanics or hairdressing, but placements can be found in any area of the World of Work, providing the companies pass a series of Health and Safety checks and the area of work is age appropriate.

SPARC

Some students have attended the week long SPARC (Safer People and Responsible Communities) course in February.  This project is run by Dorset Fire and Rescue Service for young people between the ages of 13-18.  The young people benefit by learning fire fighting skills, team building skills, build on their self esteem and learn fire and safety awareness as well as raising awareness of career oppportunities.

Equilibrium

Equilibrium work with young people one to one in a wide variety of ways. Have a look at their website for a lot more info!

REACH

We use REACH youth workers to offer support and interventions to any students that we think will benefit from an alternative provision or project work. The students who take part are offsite for one day a week usually.

We  subscribe To an online homework and exam-preparation service called ‘Doddle’. All students have their own login and can access all tasks set by their teachers on doddlelearn.co.uk

Effective for students

The resources on Doddle are built to meet curriculum specifications, and are designed with student engagement in mind.

Doddle presentations, quizzes and interactive activities use real-life examples to encourage problem solving and are packed with audio and animations that bring learning to life.

Trusted by schools

Doddle products are used in 85% of UK schools, and help thousands of teachers to plan and deliver memorable lessons.

They regularly update their resources and services to meet the needs of pupils in the ever changing educational landscape, and consistently incorporate requests and feedback into the development.

Designed by teachers

A team of experienced teachers and education experts have worked together for over 15 years to produce a practical and reliable teaching, homework and assessment platform.

Doddle has been designed to reduce teacher workload at every stage by automatically tracking results, giving insight into student attainment, and providing formative resources for actionable next steps.