The Pendlebury Centre typically offers short term placements to students. The focus of our work, in short, is to assessment the needs of referred students, improve their engagement with education and move them forward with their emotional and social skills. This then provides a platform for increased progress in their learning and a bridge to a longer-term provision.
For Year 11 students referred in to the Pendlebury Centre, they will each typically complete a number of core GCSEs and alternative qualifications at the Pendlebury Centre. The completion of these qualifications is typically within a much shorter timeframe than their peers in mainstream schools, with the majority of our students having a disrupted KS4 education prior to referral to the Pendlebury Centre.
Out of a cohort of 24 students, the following achievements were reached:
• 19 students gained a GCSE English qualification and 19 students gained a Functional Skills English qualification.
• 18 students gained a GCSE Maths qualification and 13 students gained a Functional Skills Maths qualification.
• 21 students gained a GCSE Science qualification.
• 1 student gained a Functional Skills ICT qualification.
• 2 students gained a GCSE Art & Design qualification and 4 students gained a GCSE Art & Design (Short Course) qualification.
• 10 students gained a full Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award with a further 8 students each gaining 3 sectional certificates for ‘Skills’, ‘Physical’ and ‘Volunteering’ at Bronze Level.
• 18 students gained a Preparation for Working Life qualification.
The Pendlebury Centre runs a programme of quantitative assessment around social-emotional skills and engagement levels accredited by the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors. The following progress was made in this area:
• 17 out of the 21 students who participated in our enhanced assessment and tracking of social-emotional skills and engagement levels made measurable progress.
• 1 student was admitted late on a personalised plan, involving Home Tuition – and was not subject to the above assessment and tracking.
• 2 students were part of our Cedars provision and undertook alternative qualitative assessment, with the guidance of external specialists.
Part of our work with Year 11 students is to support their transition to a post-16 provider. Destinations for our students (as of 20th September 2016) were as follows:
• Entry Level courses – 0
• Foundations courses – 1
• Level 1 courses – 9
• Level 2 courses – 5
• Level 3 courses – 3
• Apprenticeships / vocational training – 4
• Re-engagement in Education / NEET Programme – 2
• Yet to undertake post-16 study / training due to medical issues – 0
The Pendlebury Centre presents the information for Year 11 leavers in this way due to the small numbers in each year group and the need to retain a level of confidentiality for our students. Requests for more detailed information can be made to the Headteacher, Janice Cahill – please see our contact page for details.