Post 16 Annex
The Post 16 Annex provides a place for our Post-16 learners to develop and grow through both directed and non-directed learning. The hub contains a range of academic and social spaces that can be used to support students to be better prepared for the neurotypical world when they leave Breckenbrough. The spaces within the hub include:
There are five micro learning spaces within the hub. These house a range of timetabled academic and Independent Living Skills programs for Post-16 learners. When not timetabled, these spaces are also available for Post-16 learners to carry out independent study. These spaces can also be booked out by Post-16 learners studying on site.
We also have access to the food tech kitchen in the main building where we run time–tabled Independent Living Skills such as cooking programs.
Breckenbrough Careers Adviser
We employ an onsite Careers Lead and Adviser at Breckenbrough School. All Sixth Form students work with the careers adviser when planning their next steps and long -term career aspirations. The Careers Adviser works with the students to visit Colleges, Universities and supports setting up of Apprenticeships for students. Work experience is key for many of our Post 16 Students, the Careers Adviser ensures students feel supported and ready to start their placements. A lot of planning goes into matching students to suitable work opportunities, as well as ensuring support is in place for transitions to Colleges and Universities. The Careers Adviser works with the students via 1 to 1 careers guidance interviews, as well as in small groups. Unifrog is a database used within school to assist students look at Universities and apprenticeships. In order to expand our students’ knowledge of the world of work there are trips out of school to different areas of employment to deepen students understanding, as well as employers coming into school to talk to small groups of students. We have good links with North Yorkshire Business and Enterprise Partnership and students can attain an accredited qualification in Employability Skills.
There is an operational kitchen with accompanying dining area. During breaks and over lunchtime, this area is available for students to make hot and cold drinks and meals if they so choose to, with the dining area available for students to eat their lunch away from the main dining hall should they wish.
This space is a calm area for students to take time out, rest and socialise. This space contains sofas and chairs and access to a TV and games console for break and lunchtime.
There is WiFi access for students throughout the Annex and this can be accessed in the usual manner, we have computers in every classroom plus laptops for those wishing to study elsewhere in the Annex.