Vocational Education

"One size does not fit all"

Keys Group

Keys Education are prepared and resourced to admit the most challenging of young people: those who have need of emotional and behavioural support, and those who present mental health challenges. They strive to provide quality education programmes to meet individual needs and currently are rated Good with Ofsted.

They offer provision that is based on the National Curriculum and will include access at a minimum to core subjects (Literacy, Numeracy, Science and ICT), in addition to a vocational curriculum, physical education, humanities, citizenship, PSE incorporating religious studies.

Aims

Keys Education is a specialist provision which caters for students aged 11-19 yrs with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The College provides an alternative education programme for those students who are at risk of exclusion due to their challenging behaviour. The values and aims of the College are the promotion of inclusion through work and activity related learning, supported by an educational, vocational and enterprise network.

Facilities

The College offers classrooms, ICT suite, fully equipped hair and beauty salon, working motor vehicle department, construction training area, food technology area, library, art room and recreation room. The College is registered to deliver GCSEs, Functional Skills in English, Maths and Personal and Social Development Certificate, and AQA Unit Awards

All our schools work with local colleges and alternative provider partnerships to ensure that pupils can have a broad menu of experiences available to them in order to accommodate their preferred learning style and through learning develop their strengths and interests, improve their personal effectiveness and sense of self-worth, with the hope that they do not enter the NEET category.

Managing the Young Persons’ Experience

Alternative Education Provisions (AEP), provide an alternative education programme for those pupils who are at risk of exclusion due to their challenging behaviour. They provide the promotion of inclusion through work and activity related learning, supported by an educational, vocational and enterprise network. Their aim is to provide a non-formal learning environment leading to formal qualifications. These Colleges provide a curriculum model based upon personal development andemployability skills, providingopportunities for pupils to learn life skills involved in managing their work, lives and relationships.

The curriculum has three strands which are academic, vocational and activities with the aim of introducing the pupils to a wide range of knowledge, skills and experiences. The curriculum emphasizes the need to acquire basic skills in literacy and numeracy with the delivery of functional skills in English and Maths being embedded in all activities. Pupils have access to a range of vocational experiences, for example, horticulture, mechanics, hair and beauty providing relevant qualifications.

Contact
Hollis Academy
Saltersgill Avenue
Saltersgill
Middlesbrough
TS4 3JS

Email: hollis@horizonstrust.org.uk
Tel: (01642) 855010

Information

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee (Company No 08608287) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales.

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