Welcome to our 14-19 Department
At Dee Banks we aim to provide an enriching and enjoyable curriculum which best prepares our 14-19 students towards their future goals.
We have a mixed age range in our classrooms and across each Class; Willow, Cedar, Redwood, Oak and Chestnut. Our post 14 students begin to develop a personal pathway for their future learning and social development. The emphasis of our Department is to allow the students the opportunity to learn skills that will support their individual needs and prepare them for adulthood.
For many of our students, our curriculum promotes the ways in which learnt skills can be transferred to practical tasks. Where appropriate, there is great emphasis placed on the generalising of these skills into the wider community. Our 14-19 Department offers a mixture of learning opportunities; class learning, the individual interest and a flexible timetable. The aim of this is for students to enhance their learning opportunities by practicing skills within the appropriate and relevant environment. We aim to provide our students with the tools they need to embark on their own individual pathways whether it be in the world of work, college or in their local community, developing individual’s confidence, communication and independent skills.
The 14-19 PMLD curriculum, continues to provide pupils with a range of multi-sensory opportunities which are tailored to meet individual needs. There is a balance of group and individual work and pupils have the opportunities to experience a range of activities including sensory stories, music, sensory art, rebound therapy, intensive interaction and hydrotherapy, for example. Where appropriate, pupils will have opportunities to experience inclusive activities with their peers.