Post16 Pledge

Post 16 provides pupils with the opportunities to develop the functionality and independence they need, to successfully take their next steps to adult life. At different levels, appropriate to individual needs, staff work in partnership with families and pupils to provide real world experiences to enhance understanding and future life chances. Through the curriculum, residential experiences, communication challenges, work related learning and life skills, pupils apply their knowledge, and skills to build confidence, efficacy and understanding for the future.

Post 16 at Riverbank offers:

* A personalised timetable which reflects your interests and abilities and is flexible to offer opportunities and experiences in order to prepare you for a fulfilling adult life.

* A supportive, experienced team of staff.

* Tutor groups where you begin your day, alongside teaching groups with a maximum of 11 people. You may be expected to move between classes for lessons but this will help improve your time management and personal organisational skills.

* Access to a Post 16 Common Room and Independent Living flat.

* Opportunities to promote communication and functional independence, which are planned to equip you for ‘day to day’ life and prepare you for a more challenging ‘real world’ environment.

* Access, for some, to realistic work experience and work related activities and accreditation appropriate to your abilities and interests.

* Support for you and your family, to explore options for the future. This will include planning and preparation for further education, employment, supported/independent living.

We expect that you will (with support where needed):

* Be willing to accept and tolerate the differences we all have.

* Treat others in the same way we expect to be treated.

* Show support, or encourage others, when needed.

* Help keep yourself and others safe.

* Respect the belief, opinions and views of others, unless they cause offence.

* Tell trusted people if you are worried about something, or someone.

* Follow the Post 16 rules developed by all students and staff (updated annually)