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Learn 4 Life.

Our DoE Registered School

At Care Afloat we do not believe in paying lip service to the idea of meaningful and relevant education for Looked After Young People. We seek the support and commitment of Placing Authorities to ensure that all our young people receive appropriate educational opportunities for 25 hours per week from day one. Learn 4 Life is our DoE registered school, which provides individual and small group tuition for our young people, always with the aim of accessing the curriculum by full attendance.

Qualifications, including GCSE, BTEC and AQA are all available to meet the varying needs of our pupils.

In 2011-12, 38% of students at Learn 4 Life school achieved GCSEs grades A-C and 62% achieved grades D-G. On average students leave the school with 5 GCSEs or equivalent.

In line with the remit of the disapplied National Curriculum, the school nurtures the young people socially, morally, culturally, and spiritually according to their individual needs.

A wide range of services may be accessed, including specialised therapies and assessments. These form part of the individualised timetable, drawn up for each young person.


Learn 4 Life offers Music Technology at the Engine Rooms.
An award winning provider, the Engine Rooms also offer performing arts and art & design courses. They specialise in BTEC and Arts Council awards.


Learn 4 Life also works closely with local colleges, including St Helen's, Skelmersdale and Wigan FE Colleges who together offer a very wide spectrum of courses to suit the individual needs of many of our young people.


Students have also accessed vocational training courses at Be-De-Stressed for hair and beauty and FIX-IT UK for car mechanics, both local companies specialising in training for young people aged 14-19 .


Beyond these providers, Learn 4 Life has an excellent track record in putting together flexible and creative education packages, tailored to the interests of the young person. Successful placements have been made at garden centres, nurseries and local shops. All placements lead to nationally recognised certificates, awarded through the provider or the school.


    


"Learn 4 Life provides a good quality of education"...

..."Positive and visionary leadership of the Head Teacher”...

...“Staff have an excellent understanding of the individual needs of the students”
OFSTED 2012.


• Learn 4 Life aims to bring enjoyment and enrichment to the students who attend.
• We aim for excellence for each student.
• Personal development is seen as underpinning educational progress.

The following tables give examples of the curriculum currently on offer.


Key Stage 3 Subjects Hours
English
3
Maths
3
Science
3
Personal Development
4
Sport
2
Humanities (History & Geography)
2
Art & Design
2
Design & Technology
2
Information & Communication Technology
2
Modern Foreign Language
1
Music
1

At Key Stage 4 the timetable may follow one of two routes. Route A includes options for nationally recognised qualifications, whilst Route B is known as “Learn 2 Earn” and includes a vocational element. All routes include the following key skills:

Key Stage 4 Subjects Hours
English
3
Maths
3
Science
3
Personal Development (including trip)
4
Sport
2

 

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