NEW for September 2022 - our SEND Sixth Form Hub! Contact our SENCO for visits and referrals.
Based in the heart of Enfield Island Village, the FreshSteps sixth form hub is set across two sites, boasting state of the art facilities that mirror real-life working environments and top of the range equipment.
Our sixth form can host up to 40 pupils aged 14-19 and will offer a range of Vocational, BTEC and NVQ pathways. Our sixth from will continue to provide education in the core subjects of English and Maths.
Specialist staff are on hand to teach, support and develop our SEMH learners and support them onto their steps in the world of work.
Message from the Head Teacher
Our vision for the Freshsteps Sixth Form HUB:
To create an environment where all students reach their full potential and achieve academically regardless of their ability.
To provide an environment which is creative, conducive to learning and dynamic enabling young people to work in their community independently.
Freshsteps Independent school has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted since 2017. Although small compared to other our Curriculum is tailored to ensure that each and every pupil reaches their full potential regardless of their starting point. The sixth form Hub is for pupils permanently excluded from mainstream, 100% with an Education Health Care Plan and all within the main area of need in social, emotional and mental health. As a body, our students use to struggle with attendance and being in learning spaces. They soon realise their real potential once being with us after a few months. They have all travelled a tough road to get to us and feel disaffected with education. Their self-esteem is low which has a big effect on how they perceive learning and themselves as learners.
Our courses such as the AQA Unit awards enables us to teach groups or individuals on a wide variety of topics and to evidence to the students how well they can learn, providing them with a real sense of achievement.
We are focused on ensuring that students are adequately prepared for the next stage of their lives after they finish Year 11. It is vital that students are supported to transition into and out of the Sixth Form. Freshsteps Sixth Form will implement a comprehensive careers and employability programme that will upskill any student.
Where we claim to be apart from other sixth forms, we cater for SEND students. Each and every learning space has been created to mimic Industry, skills that are needed to further industry skills and in everyday life.
All students will be able to access a tailored Careers Information and Guidance Programme. in addition to this as we are a licence DofE award scheme, (Duke of Edinburgh) will form part of our enrichment programme where students will be able to attain bronze, Silver or Gold awards for their achievements. All students will participate and have access to the Enrichment DofE award scheme, this will allow them to volunteer within a range of different contexts, not only be within the school, but within our community, this along with the DofE programme will afford students the opportunity to develop the aforesaid soft skills such as; resilience, confidence, team work, tolerance, communication, integrity and leadership.
The sixth form is a tangible reminder of our mission…to inspire a lifelong passion for learning and help our SEND students become the best version of themselves, with integrity and responsibility at the core.
‘Helping S.E.N.D pupils onto their Next Steps’ FS-2022