Discovery is one of the five 14-19 classes and is part of Pathway 2 within the Academy. At present there are 11 students within the group who are aged between 14-17 years.
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: Level 2/3
There is a varied mix of characters within the group, who all bring something interesting and unique to the group’s dynamic. Special interests of the students in Discovery include horse riding, makeup and hair, TV talent shows, reading, maths, IT, art, cycling, cooking, drama and Lego building.
Some of our students go to after school clubs like, IT, cycling and dance, clubs vary from term to term. All enjoy participating in assemblies on a Monday morning.
There are 3 members of staff: Isabella King (Class teacher), Lyndsey Wenden (Teaching Assistant) and Ethan Blackwell (Teaching Assistant).
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 e.g. 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, creating a student newsletter or volunteering at a local primary school.
Staff consult with a range of professionals including occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, and the school nurse for general help and guidance to support the students’ individual needs.
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.
Discovery are a friendly group of students, who all work hard to promote a happy cooperative learning environment.
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