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Further Education

At BEA, we strive to ensure all our students are fully prepared for adulthood and life after school.

Despite destinations being varied for students Post 19, we ensure the transition process is rigorous and individual.

We offer information evenings to which all parents/carers are invited and all students Post 14 access a rolling programme of inclusion at Boston College and/or Adult Social Care provision in the local community.

The curriculum followed by our Post 14 learners, is the final stage of preparation of our young people for adulthood. From your 14+ reviews onwards we support you to work within and negotiate many different contexts including College, a wide range of Social Care providers, Work Experience placements, cultural, leisure and retail resources.


The Post 14 curriculum is destination focused and designed to deliver relevant and functional life skills, making the world of work attainable if at all possible and maximising personal independence when transition to Further Education and training is not possible. 

Our Post 14 learners access either ASDAN personal progress or AQA Awards, with the addition of NCFE for English and Maths for pupils accessing the Post 14 Careers & Independence Curriculum. Over the past few years all of our leavers have moved on to successful further education placements as a result of well-planned transition programmes.


Here’s how we help our students on their journey

We provide opportunities for our students to access a wide range of community services and facilities, and encourage them to use this knowledge to become autonomous young adults, and take part in making decisions about their future.

Employability Skills
Whole school

• Teaching of independence and life skills across the curriculum.
• Teaching of key employability skills taught across the curriculum.
• Functional numeracy and literacy skills.
• PSD curriculum.
• Employability lessons and units for Post 14 pupils on a career pathway.

Exploring the world of work
Whole school

• Learning through play and exploring.
• Using community facilities.
• Welcoming visitors into school, work place visits or workshops.
• Links to different careers throughout whole school curriculum.
• Vocational college courses for Post 16 pupils where appropriate in; childcare, construction, art, hair & beauty, small animal care, catering, motor vehicle or media.

Putting skills learned into action
Whole school

• Role play work activities.
• School enterprise – Christmas and Summer Fair.
• Horticulture – opportunities to learn through use of the horticulture and forest area. Yearly farmers market.
• Catering – preparing breakfast, snack, lunch. Cooking lessons. School café and enterprise opportunities.
• Work experience, work placements and supported internships for pupils it is relevant.

Pathway Planning
KS4 and KS5

• Differentiated curriculum.
• EHCP targets set in line with pupils projected pathway.
• Differentiated post 14 pathways – social care, independence skills, careers and vocational focus.
• Post 19 service taster sessions and community links – careers, further education or social care pathway.
• Transitions evenings and parent information.
• Personalised careers/future planning with teachers, job coach and additional professionals.

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