In Southview College students are given the opportunity to experience a more adult themed curriculum.
The timetable is divided into seven key areas of study, which reflects a wide range of activities and courses which are taught in school, at college and in the community. It promotes independence, life skills and social skills, preparing students for life after Southview.
Students participate in a shared consultation, alongside Parents/Carers and the College, setting appropriate and purposeful targets, with a long term vision insight. All our students have bespoke curriculum targets, meeting their individual needs and supporting their personal aims and life ambitions.
Students can follow a 3 year accredited course in ASDAN. This course covers a variety of relevant units from ‘Managing own Money’ to ‘Parenting Awareness’. Students have to complete a range of challenges and produce evidence to show they have met all requirements of the unit. A portfolio of work is then sent off to be externally moderated. Students can achieve an accreditation at an Entry 1 – 3 level.
The College learning environment is quite separate to the rest of the school. It has a purpose built all access kitchen area, where students can develop their independent living skills and prepare their own drinks and snacks.
The classroom has more of an age appropriate feel with lockers and a common room area, where students can socialise and take more responsibility for their possessions.
Our vision is to prepare students for their future education and next steps, to make links with the wider community including travel training and money handling and to become responsible citizens, fulfilling their potential in all future endeavours.
Anna Bak Kusmierz