Post 16 (Lower Pathway)

Our Post 16 Programme (Lower Pathway) at Eagle House School (Sutton) is designed to prepare learners for transition into adulthood and to develop independence ready for life beyond school.  We place a very strong emphasis on life skills and vocational learning alongside developing milestones in Functional Skills, English and Maths from Entry 1 through to Entry 3.

All of our learners are involved in a variety of vocational learning activities. We are very proud of our busy on-site school coffee bar; le Cafe Bleu, which has been developed as a dedicated Post 16 vocational learning area. Assisted by staff, learners serve our many customers including staff, pupils and visitors alike. Learners work in the cafe in regular shifts developing their work related skills in a wide range of areas including:

  • communication skills,
  • handling money,
  • health and safety in the workplace
  • and teamwork.

Pupils are involved in:

  • stock control,
  • food preparation
  • learning what it means to be an employee.

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Post 16 learners also take part in additional regular offsite vocational learning activities including a weekly visit to the local Sears Park Nursery where they enjoy the challenge of learning new skills in Horticulture and plant care. Our learners also experience working in other venues such as Charity shops where they can learn all about retail skills.

learners work through a range of Foundation Learning Qualifications from Entry 1 to Entry 3, which involve producing a comprehensive portfolio of evidence.  Qualifications at Entry level 1 include Personal Progress in all key areas of life skills including looking after the home, keeping safe and basic cooking skills.  Entry Level 2 and 3 qualifications include:

  • Skills for Work
  • Independence
  • and Personal and Social Development.

As part of our Post 16 curriculum, our learners follow learning activities designed specifically to develop their confidence in fundamental areas such travelling safely on public transport and dealing with everyday problems; all of which our learners can find rather challenging.

At Entry Level 3, our learners will be working on an exciting Enterprise Project, which will be designed and implemented by Post 16 learners themselves.