Post 16 Spring Update

Post 16 Spring Update

It has been another incredibly busy term for our Post 16 cohort this term. The students have continued to support their community whilst developing their social interaction and teamwork skills at organisations such as the Ark Café, Age UK and Wycombe Food Hub. Many have enjoyed weekly visits to Lady Ryder Garden, Bury Lodge, Missenden Primary School and Beaconsfield Heights Care Home. Whilst others have supported the good work of One Can Trust and a SEND allotment project with Amersham and Bloom where they even had the opportunity to meet the Mayor of Amersham.

The Social Enterprise group have worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to produce some beautiful products for their business which they then sold at the very well attended Mother’s Day Coffee Morning. The pupils were rightly very proud of their contributions to this extremely successful event.

Community Experience sessions on Monday afternoons have continued to be a highlight of the pupil’s week and have seen the pupils engage in a course of Martial Arts lessons as well as personal hygiene lessons. The last of these sessions of the term saw the pupils come together to share in some Easter celebrations and Hot Cross Bun tasting!

A new initiative this term has seen Post 16 develop our link with the Dove Café in Beaconsfield. A small group of pupils have been supported by Miss Sangha to set up a board game and Lego after school club on a Thursday evening. Pupils have welcomed and interacted with members of the local community to run various activities which has been a great success and will continue in the Summer Term.

Many of our Post 16 pupils have embraced their time at their weekly Work Experience placements and on their College Link courses where they have continued to develop their organisation, resilience and independence. These visits support the pupils in the transition to their next steps after Alfriston.

Finally, all of Post 16 engaged in an informative Apprenticeship presentation delivered by Bucks Skills Hub and were introduced to alternative options available to them from the traditional college route after departing Alfriston. The Professional Fayre on Tuesday 16th April have over 25 provisions and organisations in attendance and we look forward to welcoming all students from Year 10-13.