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Ysgol Hen Felin

Ysgol Hen Felin

14-19 Department

All 14-16 pupils are based at Ysgol Hen Felin along with 16-19 year old pupils who require additional support. The remaining 16-19 year old pupils attend a satellite provision at Rhondda Campus of Coleg Y Cymoedd. These pupils’ independence skills are developed in a supported environment to ease their future transition to college or work at Post 19.

Each Learning Pathways document will ensure all learners receive the appropriate balance of learning experiences that best meet their needs.

An Individual Learning Pathway is categorised into three routes-

Preparation for accessing the community-pupils accessing this route are at Pre-Entry and ASDAN (Towards Independence) accreditation level,  plus combined internal enterprise projects and work experiences. Post 19 pupils can go onto Day Service, Pre-Entry College Courses, Autism Specific Provision or Residential colleges.

Developing skills in the community-pupils accessing this route are at Entry 1 and ASDAN (Transition Challenge) accreditation level, plus combined internal enterprise projects and work experiences. Post 19 pupils can go onto Entry 1 plus college provision.

Preparation for working life-pupils accessing this route are at Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level  1 and achieve appropriate accreditation in Communication, Application of Number and IT as well as vocational experiences, enterprise projects and external work experience.  Post 19 they can go onto employment, extended work placement and Entry 2, 3 and Level 1 plus college courses.

Subjects taught at 14-19

Formal accreditation - Agored Cymru, and ASDAN

Non Formal -Wales Essential Skills Toolkit in Communication, Application of Number & Digital Literacy.

Informal subjects-Non-accredited subjects taught through topic work or schemes in:                        Language, Literacy and Communication-The Read, Write, Inc. Approach, Welsh, WEST-Communication, Oxford Reading Scheme and Project X Reading Schemes.                                                                  Maths and Numeracy-Abacus Scheme of Work and WEST-Application of Number.                                       Health and Wellbeing-Bowls, Gymnasium, Football, Rugby, Swimming and games. Annual Events with The Great British Mencap Football Competition who compete in the European Championships in Geneva, The Welsh Disability Games, Cardiff City Football Sessions and Rhondda Rugby Coaching  Sessions, Sex Related Education and  Personal and Social Education.                                             Humanities-Environmental, Sustainable, Developmental, Global Citizenship, Religious Education, Collective Worship, Religious Assembly and Careers and the World of Work, Shopping Skills, Independent Living Skills, Laundry, Hairdressing, Tiling, Painting and Decorating.                                                                    Science and Technology-Cooking Enterprises such as Caffi Cwm for pupils and staff lunches for Cegin Plant; ICT, Carpentry and enterprise projects, horticulture and the FareShare project.                                                                                                                                                               Expressive Arts-Arts and Design, Drama, Music (guitar sessions,) School Choir and other performances.

UN Convention for the Rights of the Child and 14-19 Wales, Europe and the World are taught through the topic subjects.

Non-formal subjects-Accredited subjects in Language, Literacy and Communication (ASDAN Towards Independence- English, ASDAN Transition Challenge-English, ASDAN Personal Progress-English and Agored Cymru Essential Skills Wales Communication. Maths and Numeracy-(ASDAN Towards Independence- Mathematics, ASDAN Transition Challenge-Mathematics, ASDAN Personal Progress Mathematics-Essential Skills Wales Application of Number. Health and Wellbeing-Physical Education, Adventure Residentials,  ASDAN Towards Independence- Sports and Leisure ASDAN Transition Challenge-Sports and Leisure,  ASDAN Personal Progress-Sports and Leisure. Humanities-Career Residential, Pathway Initiative, Work Experience ASDAN Towards Independence- RE/Citizenship/Community, ASDAN Transition Challenge- RE/Citizenship  /Community, ASDAN Personal Progress- RE/Citizenship/Community. Science and Technology-The John Muir Award and Pathway Initiative, Work Experience,  ASDAN Towards Independence- ICT and Design Technology, ASDAN Transition Challenge-ICT and Design Technology, ASDAN Personal Progress-ICT and Design Technology. Expressive Arts-Music,Performances (ASDAN Towards Independence- Expressive Arts, ASDAN Transition Challenge-Expressive Arts, ASDAN Personal Progress- Expressive Arts.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award-Bronze and Silver cover all six areas of learning.

Digital Competence, Literacy and Numeracy are taught cross curricular through all subjects.

 

Informal- Thrive, Celebration Days (Roald Dhal, World Book Day, Charity Events, Cooking Sessions, Hydrotherapy, Mac Millan Coffee Morning, Poetry Week, Physiotherapy, Rebound Therapy, Travel Training .

 

Daily Running of the Area

Dosbarth Seren, Class 10, Class 11, Class 12, College A and College B follow a weekly timetable. All pupils have a Five Year Individual Learning Pathway Document and Five Year Individual Work Experience Pathway Document or Personal Record.

Dosbarth Seren-is a specialist class for pupils with complex needs, who access ASDAN accreditation Towards Independence and various therapy based subjects, including Hydrotherapy and Rebound Therapy. Pupils follow a sensory curriculum to access all subjects, where they work closely with professional agencies, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. Pupils also access sessions run by external providers such as Sparc and Cwm Cycling. Pupil’s access work experience through class based enterprise projects e.g. Soap Making.

Class 10- is for 14-19 aged pupils who access ASDAN accreditation Transition Challenge. Pupils follow a sensory curriculum to access all subjects, where they work closely with professional agencies, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. Pupils also access sessions run by external providers such as Cwm Cycling. Pupil’s access work experience through class based enterprise projects.

Class 11-pupils follow ASDAN Transition Challenge accreditation. Topic work is used to deliver Careers and the World of Work, SEDGE, ICT, PE, PSE and SERE. Enterprises are the Recycling Group and a Crisp Packet Collection. Pupil’s access work experience through class based enterprise projects. Pupils access an adventure residential once a year.

Class 12-pupils follow ASDAN Personal Progress accreditation. Topic work is used to deliver Careers and the World of Work, ESDGC, ICT, PE, PSE and SRE. Enterprises are Caffi Cwm (inviting and serving pupils to the cafÄ—,) Cegin Plant (taking orders, making and delivering lunch time meals to staff,) Laundry Recycling Group, Husbandry (chickens,) and Horticulture (Hanging Baskets.) Our pathway initiative plans for MAT or socially mature pupils to access college courses at Coleg Y Cymoedd, Llwynypia, where they choose options from Catering, Carpentry, Hairdressing, Painting and Decorating and Tiling; this is also part of pupils’ transition towards joining our satellite provision when they are 16 years old. Pupils access work experience at Little Ferns Nursery, The Food Bank, Fuze Play Centre and The Arts Factory.

 

College A -pupils follow  Agored Cymru Accreditation  in Essential Skills Wales in Communication and Application of Number and ASDAN Personal  Development accreditation at Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3 and Level 1 access. Topic work is used to deliver Careers and the World of Work, ESDGC, ICT, PE, PSE and SRE. Pupils access the Wales Essential Skills Toolkit (WEST)  in Communication, Application of Number and Digital Literacy. Our pathway initiative plans for our pupils to access college courses at Coleg Y Cymoedd, Llwynypia, where they choose options from Catering, Carpentry, Hairdressing, Painting and Decorating and Tiling. As part of their learning pathway pupils also have a choice of three out of six PE opportunities a year; and pupils can choose from list of four options for Work Experience every year too. Pupils access external work experience. Accessing WEST supports pupils’ when they leave Ysgol Hen Felin, because if appropriate they will  have to sit a WEST baseline assessment for entry and appropriate placement to college.

College B -pupils follow  Agored Cymru Accreditation  in Essential Skills Wales in Communication and Application of Number and ASDAN Personal  Development accreditation at Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3 and Level 1 access; and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.  Topic work is used to deliver Careers and the World of Work, ESDGC, ICT, PE, PSE and SRE. Our pathway initiative plans for pupils to access college courses at Coleg Y Cymoedd, Llwynypia, where they choose options from Catering, Carpentry, Hairdressing, Painting and Decorating and Tiling; As part of their learning pathway pupils also have a choice of three out of six PE opportunities a year; and pupils can choose from list of four options for Work Experience every year too.  Pupils access external work experience.  Pupils access the Wales Essential Skills Toolkit (WEST)  in Communication, Application of Number and Digital Literacy. Accessing WEST supports pupils’ when they leave Ysgol Hen Felin, because if appropriate they will have to sit a WEST baseline assessment for entry and appropriate placement to college.

 

Ysgol Hen Felin has adopted a 14-19 curriculum to best meet the diverse needs of our pupils between the ages of 14-19. We aim to offer a broad mix of vocational and practical qualifications to enrich the lives of our young people.

 

Residential Visits

We offer adventure and career residential to pupils who we believe it is appropriate and beneficial for.

 

Careers Education

Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 are following The Career Wales Mark and The Gatsby Benchmark. 

All pupils in the 14-19 Department will have a Five Year Work Experience Document.

All pupils over the age of 13 years of age have access to advice from a specialist Career’s Officer. This person meets our pupils at Year 9, 12 and 14 until it is time for them to leave school. The Career’s Officer is also present at Annual Review meetings to advise and inform our pupils and their parents or guardians.

External Work Experience-Pupils access external work experience via Elite, The Arts Factory, The Fern Partnership, Fuze Play Centre and The Food Bank.

Internal Work Experience-Caffi Cwm, Cegin Plant, Fareshare Project,  Planting Baskets, Recycling Group, Tuck Shops, Crisp Packet Collection, Soap Making, T-Shirt design and Ysgol Hen Felin Times Newspaper.

 

Where School Leaver’s Go After Leaving Ysgol Hen Felin

There are a number of options once our pupils leave Ysgol Hen Felin. We work closely with the Careers service and careful planning and transition is put in place so that a future provision is matched appropriately to each individual pupil.