Education

Education at Glebe House is delivered through our Registered Independent School, where Young People are provided with access to an individualised curriculum, which offers opportunities for both academic and vocational qualifications.

Many of our learners will have experienced difficulties or disruption within their educational history prior to their arrival here; they may have faced significant barriers to learning because of gaps in education or a diagnosed condition or specific learning difficulty - all of which can impact on a learner's level of attainment, confidence and self-esteem.

Our learners have needs that are often multiple and complex, and we have a significant proportion of students with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND). In order to give our learners the best opportunities for success, our curriculum is tailored towards learners' individual capabilities and interests. Career direction and proposed transitional progression are all taken into account within the curriculum, which is delivered in small group or one-to-one settings.

The Staff team are all experienced practitioners and our provision is regularly reviewed in order to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of our students.

We currently offer a range of academic and vocational qualifications accredited through the following exam boards:

AQA

  • GCSE English Language
  • GCSE Maths
  • Level 3 Mathematical Studies
  • A Level English
  • A Level Maths

OCR

  • Functional Skills Maths - Level 1 & 2
  • Functional Skills Maths - Entry Level
  • Functional Skills English - Level 1 & 2
  • Functional Skills English - Entry Level
  • ITQ - Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3

WJEC Eduqas

  • GCSE Art & Design
  • A Level Art & Design

City & Guilds

Entry Level 3 Certificate in Skills for Working Life, which includes units in the following areas:

  • Horticulture
  • Woodwork
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Preparation for Work

BTEC

  • Home Cooking Skills - Level 1 & 2
  • Catering & Hospitality - Level 1, 2 & 3

Trinity

  • Arts Award - Bronze, Silver & Gold

    (Across Drama, Music, Creative Writing & Pottery)

IOSH Approved Vocational Courses in:

  • Food Safety & Hygiene - Level 2
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Manual Handling
  • Working at Height

We are in the process of gaining accreditation for the ABC Awards in Automotive Studies Level 1 and Level 2. Within this course we aim to give students the opportunity to study for their Driving Theory Test and to drive on our purpose-built track, which allows them to engage with supervised driving skills practice.

Students who play a musical instrument, sing or are interested in musical production are able to do Grade Examinations through the RSL Music examination system.

Science is currently delivered through Science Workshops and within our Science-biased PSHE Programme. We do have an experienced Science Teacher on our staff team and from September 2019, Science lessons will become a more formal part of our curriculum offer.

Modern Foreign Languages – Conversational French and Spanish tuition is available, with experienced MFL teaching Staff in place, should a learner wish to take this subject further.

Physical Education is delivered both on-site and off-site through links with external resource providers; making use of specified hire times at local community sports facilities for such activities as swimming and badminton, etc.

Not all the learning taking place at Glebe House is qualification focused. All learners take part in PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) lessons, which cover a range of relevant, focused activities that help to enrich and inform their understanding of current personal and social issues.

In order to support our Young People in their preparation for working life, learners are provided with access to a range of Work Experience opportunities both on and off-site, including those involving: administration work, site maintenance, bicycle maintenance, gardening and kitchen experience.

Enrichment Activities are designed to help our learners to develop their personal and social skills in a slightly different way to other learning opportunities. They may include taking part in activities that call on team-work or negotiation skills, planning, problem-solving or even a physical activity. Enrichment Days also give our learners the opportunity to take part in activities or educational visits that they might not usually choose to experience; helping them to gain a better understanding of the broad range of options available to them.