The 16-19 Tuition Fund 2021-2022 Academic Year

Great Oaks College are applying for access to the 16-19 Tuition Fund. This fund can be used to source appropriate interventions to enable learners with SEND to re-engage with learning and to interact with others.

During the pandemic, students continued to access their formal education through online or remote learning. The area that was most difficult to replicate was social interaction, this had a detrimental effect on social skills, communication and confidence.

We plan to use the fund towards a portion of the costs for our first annual residential trips within the Sensory and Vocational Pathways. This opportunity will help learners recover lost skills, behaviors and confidence as a result of the disruptions during the pandemic. These residential trips will support students to develop their communication, social interactions, independence and life skills. We plan on taking 14 students from the vocational Pathway (Split into groups of 7/8) and 8 students from the sensory pathway (split into groups of 4).

For those that would not benefit from a residential learning experience, we plan to use the fund to source specialist external agencies to work on site in college once a week to develop skills in the previously mentioned areas; using the medium of Art, Dance, Drama or sport. This will take place on a rota basis, communication, confidence and social interaction will be baseline at the start of the course, evaluated at the end of the course and re-visited three months later.

 

12 week course

12 week course

Dance

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Drama

6

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Creative Art

6

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Sports Skills

6

6

Fitness

6

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