West 11 provides an alternative to mainstream education for 6 of the West Leeds partner schools, working alongside the West Area Inclusion Partnership (AIP). We do this by looking at the reasons school has not worked and trying to take a slightly different approach. The child’s learning plan will be individual to them and we will seek support from parents/carers as well as outside agencies to help us do this.
The learning day is based around literacy, numeracy, communication, behaviour/social skills as well as all other national curriculum subjects via a half termly project/focus. The programme provides young people with a personalised alternative curriculum whereby they continue making academic progress alongside developing the necessary behaviours to return to mainstream school. We have found that a “hands on curriculum” really helps.
At West 11, we aim to find out what the learner wants to achieve and what we must do to help them get there. Individual interviews will be carried out as part of the referral process, this includes a ‘Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire’ (SDQ) and emotional literacy. This will allow West 11 to establish the learner’s strengths and weaknesses in and out of school and then produce a tailored curriculum around this.
For more information please contact
Wayne Little [email protected]