Discovery is a 14-19 class and is part of Pathway 2 within the academy, it has two staff members Maxine Williams (Class teacher) and Lyndsey Wenden (Teaching assistant). At present there are 12 students within the group who are aged between 14-17 years.
The students in Discovery are a friendly group of students, who all work hard to promote a happy cooperative learning environment.
There is a varied mix of characters within the group, who all bring something interesting and unique to the groups dynamic. Special interests of the students include horse-riding, climbing, football, IT and maths.
The students within Discovery are working in the following academic ranges:
Maths: Entry level 2/3
English: Entry level 2
Science: Entry level 2/3
Art and Creative studies: level 2/3
IT: Entry level 2/3
The students follow a varied curriculum which includes subject specific academic lessons as well as a Preparing for Adulthood curriculum which focuses on Community, Independence, Employment and Health. These lessons are a mix of task specific life skills and academic skills within real life contexts, so students can practice English and Maths in meaningful contexts.
The students usually use the Academy’s facilities for their various subjects for example the Science room, ICT suite, art room, PE in the hall and outside, kitchen and go out of the Academy for community and independence lessons. In employment lessons students are either working on landscaping, catering, undertaking an animal care course at a local college or working towards their Duke of Edinburgh award.
Communication between home and the Academy is especially important via email and phone. Students’ planners are checked each morning and a note is written whenever it is needed.
When our pupils leave Foxwood, many choose to move on to a local college to further develop their skills and employment opportunities. They are supported in this transition by careers advisors.
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