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Oastlers School Vision Statement for Science

 

 

Intent

To offer an inspirational education for all learners, developing their full academic potential and providing them with the skills for full and active citizenship, employability, or access to Higher Education.

 

Implementation

A learner’s understanding of society and their place within it, and how they can think, conduct themselves and express themselves, can be greatly enhanced through attendance at sixth Ffrm. We offer a diverse range of educational, social and cultural experiences including the study of additional but vital life skills, and ensure all learners are included and are actively encouraged to take part.

 

We guide all learners very carefully through their transition to become confident adults and offer them a choice of pathways to encourage them to seek meaningful employment, attend college or university or take up apprenticeships. They continue to build on their curriculum knowledge and can also specialise in their preferred subjects or take additional qualifications. A forensic approach to the monitoring of each and every learners’ progress and achievement pinpoints priorities for their next steps and future development. They are continually encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and development and to operate independently.

 

We take an experiential approach through which learners engage in studies and experiences and develop their appreciation through reflection and experimentation, learning should also be a social experience. Many of our learning experiences are shared with a group, whether role-playing a career or college interview, taking part in teambuilding activities or by contributing to a debate without criticism. Collaboration, communication, consideration and celebration are at the heart of our sixth form provision.

 

All learners can experience stress with the pressures of school and sometimes from stressful personal issues.  Our collaborative experiences and supportive environment can provide a way to escape from or overcome these situations, even for a short while. The use of pinpointed support and education to support our learners’ ability to cope with the pressures of life cannot be underestimated. Every learner matters in our school, and we most definitely see the absolute necessity of preparing all of our learners very carefully for their futures.

 

 

Impact

Research shows that learning important functional life skills can enable learners to excel in other subjects and enhance skills that they inevitably use in other areas. This is why, here at Oastlers School, we ensure that all learners access a rich variety of activities and experiences no matter what their prior knowledge of any subject is.

 

This can enable integration with many different subject areas all at once. Not only does a sixth form education allow children to develop their knowledge of life and corresponding skills and abilities, it also gives them the opportunity to work on their maths skills, reading and writing skills, communication skills, science skills, and history knowledge. For example, studying graphs that represent social trends can be an excellent way to incorporate decimals and fractions, and writing campaign letters can allow learners to work on their reading, writing and persuasive abilities. All learners expand their general vocabulary, improve their problem solving abilities, and their ability to explain and theorise through interpreting and understanding society and considering the essential duties and responsibilities of its citizens.

 

Engagement with peers, professionals and teachers in sixth form can be an excellent way to relieve stress, which is significant for learners who may feel overwhelmed by schoolwork or even in their everyday lives.  Sixth form education can reduce burnout and improve mood states. At Oastlers School, we never forget that most learners really enjoy participating in structured activities and experiences and becoming immersed in engaging lessons. This is not the most important reason why sixth form can lead to stability or may be therapeutic, but it is certainly the icing on the cake.

 

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Oastlers School:

Flockton Road,

Bradford,

BD4 7RH

West Yorkshire

Telephone: 01274 307 456

Email: office@oastlers.co.uk

 

Head Teacher: Lyndsey Brown

 

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