Welcome to Campus
Campus staff would like to say a big welcome to all of our new and returning students! We have spent a few days getting to know each other before the students have got started with their new timetables following the Inspiring Futures curriculum.
Things look a little different than students may be used to, with the set up of Campus and day to day learning following a different format than in the past. All of the students will be undertaking a range of classroom based learning in addition to accessing sessions delivered at or by external providers. This will include a variety of creative arts and physical fitness sessions, community volunteering projects and work placements at a number of different local employers. The intention is for the students to access a broad scope of activities and experiences in order to develop their skills and confidence whilst also providing opportunities to gain a better awareness of the things they may choose to pursue after they leave St Andrew’s.
In order to facilitate all of these different experiences, students will be working in smaller groups (max 6) following a number of different timetables throughout the year. Each timetable will run in 6 week blocks (roughly half termly), with students moving onto a different timetable at the end of each block. Whilst we understand that changing the timetable like this may be difficult for some students, we feel it is important that all students have equal opportunities to access different experiences as this will ensure they are best prepared for life after school.
Students will follow each timetable for 6 weeks and the first block of dates will run from the start of the year through to October half term. Please see the documents below for additional information related to your young person's learning.
This term so far . . .
This week, the students have been enthusiastically participating in their new timetables. Here are some of the fantastic places the students have been this week learning and working in the community.
Morrisons, Baby People, The Quad, The Base Bar, Broomfield College, Plot to Plate, Derby Garden Centre, The Boxing Academy and Salt and Pepper Cafe.
Here's what some of the students had to say about learning in the community and at campus,
"I went to boxing to improve my fitness. I did running, skipping, punchbag and Hula hooping. I feel this was good for me."
" I went to Broomfield College. I liked basketball as it was exciting. I learnt about fun games. "
" I liked Maths because we are learning about money."
" I liked going into the community to meet new people and see other places."
" In Duke of Edinburgh, learning about maps and symbols used on maps was fun."
" I enjoyed Broomfield College because I liked juggling the balls and hula hooping."
" The Garden Centre makes me feel happy."
" I like washing the pots."
" I helped to clean the park, litter picking. It is not dirty now it is fresh".