Essential Curriculums at NLL
Essential Curriculums works in partnership with schools and educational organisations to motivate young people to realise their potential academic ability.
Supporting Individual and Group Learners
The teams draws upon their skills and experience to encourage young people to reach their positive destinations. By delivering bespoke mentoring and alternative curriculums, every student is able to gain nationally recognised and accredited qualifications based around the development of personal, social and employability skills.
Young people can change from a path of negativity and risk, to one of respect and positive direction. We aim to:
- Raise self-esteem and build self-image
- Identify gaps in teaching and emotional intelligence
- Support students' academic progress and raise attainment
- Provide information on a range of learning experiences and qualifications that will lead to progressive pathways
- Develop students’ personal skills in readiness to participate fully in their school and community
The new tutoring initiative was introduced by New Line Learning (NLL) Academy Principal, Mr David Ellliot and SENCO, Ms Sarah Doyle. The bespoke courses can be run over a full academic year or term, to ensure every student is offered an opportunity to gain qualifications from Entry level 2 and 3, and Levels 1 to 3, which contribute towards the schools performance measures to support the Ofsted Attainment 8 and Progress 8 directive by 2020.
12 Weeks to Make a Difference (12 WTMAD)
Last term, team member Kyle Clarke deliver edthe 12WTMAD to students in Years 10 and 11. The bespoke course offered a mentoring and tutoring approach, which is designed to complement the schools existing curriculum. The outcomes are specific to the needs of the learner and the school, they include:
- Improve attitudes and behaviours
- Work with students to benefit the school and wider community
- Work with school teachers in other departments to raise aspirations and levels of achievement
- Build trust and respect to become positive role models
Students who successfully pass the course assessment criteria, receive their National Navigator and St John First Aid qualifications, which are geared towards the students' GCSE PE assessments.
Kyle Clarke said: “This term students have been working really hard to pass their course assessment criteria and will receive their certificates by January 2016.”
During last term, the Year 10 and 11 group were taken to the Hollywood Bowl centre, in Maidstone, to reward the students for their excellent performance, efforts and determination.
Kyle said: “The students had a great time and were a credit to the school on how they conducted themselves during the trip, they were excellent ambassadors of both NLL and Essential Curriculums."
Sarah Doyle, NLL SENCO, said: "The course has offered all students a chance to develop skills for life and work. The group did extremely well and were really determined to finish. They worked together as a team and were keen to embrace the mentoring and alternative curriculum study day.
Future Schools Trust Supports Kent County Council's Collaborative Approach
Future Schools Trust is delighted to collaborate with neighbouring schools which support Kent County Councils “working together” better initiatives. The collaboration will see pilot programmes delivered to a group of youngsters from across Future Schools Trust, one day each week.
The Principals at New Line Learning and Cornwallis Academies are the first to embrace the new tutoring approach, with the mentoring and alternative curriculum combined. The approach is also geared towards meeting the new directives set by Ofsted by 2020.
Essential Curriculums pilot is designed to combine mentoring and alterative curriculum to prepare young people for life in and beyond school. The mentoring and tutoring is learner focused, to support students to reach their positive destinations by the time they reach Year 12, whether that be further education, training or employment.
The programmes have are now being introduced in Cornwallis, to ensure that their students also have the opportunity to gain the skills and qualities required to contribute positively, and quickly to the sustained economic success of our community.