New Post 16 Curriculum
The curriculum in Post 16 has been written to promote independence skills for all of the pupils, including choice making, work related learning and functional skills.
Pupils in Year 13/14 will have the opportunity to go on a work placement with past placements including The Womens Hosptial, Clarks shoe shop and the Liverpool shop in L1. The placements have seen as increase in both self-esteem and confidence for all of the pupils taking part and reports from the employers have been very positive.
Pupils will have the opportunity to take part in a number of projects such as YPOP, Peer Mentoring Scheme, Neet TV and St Vincent’s School. This will also increase the pupils awareness of the local community but more importantly, promote the skills and qualities our pupils have with local providers.
Accreditation routes include ASDAN PSD, Functional skills Maths, English and ICT, ASDAN Short courses, Duke of Edinburgh, Entry Level Art, Spanish, PSHCE and Travel training. This will ensure that all off the pupils will leave Palmerston with a range of qualifications that are relevant to their interests and ability.
Duke of Edinburgh
Students in post 16 have been collecting and sorted food for a local Food Bank. They have been doing this as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering certificate. They delivered the food collected and had a look around the Food Bank.