Welcome to Ashwood, our 6th form class at Woodlands.
Ashwood class has 9 students aged from 16 to 19. The students have a range of abilities from pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties to those working at Entry Level 1. The Woodlands curriculum at KS5 makes use of the community and opportunities to work with colleges and outside agencies. This enables the students to learn and consolidate skills in real-life settings and helps to prepare them for adult life.
All students are baselined against the adult curriculum Milestones (M levels) during their first term in Ashwood and their progress is tracked regularly using SOLAR. They all work towards qualifications and accreditation through ASDAN and will leave school with a Personal Progress Certificate.
Students continue to work on their functional skills and on developing their independent living skills as well as taking part in activities linked to their personal interests.
Using ICT in English
Horticulture in the school garden
Students think about what they want to do when they leave school and try out a number of different activities to help them make to make an informed choice in the future. Many of these activities take place off site and are led by outside agencies.
Dancing with Freewheelers
Sailing with Sailability
Gymnastics at Leatherhead gym club
In Key Stage 5, most students attend college link sessions at the Woodlands Centre at Merrist Wood. They will be trying out some new activities while familiarising themselves with the college environment. Units they will undertake this year will include, animal care, horticulture, photography and ICT. They will join the other Merrist Wood students for lunch in the canteen.
We also work towards the four outcomes of the 'Preparing for adulthood' initiative : employment, independent living skills, good health and friends, relationships and community. All of the KS5 activities provide elements of these. The students have the opportunity to develop some work related skills in a range of activities including weekly woodwork and construction sessions with a tutor from Surrey Satro.
After leaving Woodlands, recent students have successfully transitioned on to college at Nescot, Merrist Wood or Young Epilepsy, while others have moved on to appropriate social care settings that were able to meet their needs, eg Rapkyns, Chaley Futures, Oaktree Farm.
Meet the Staff
Ailsa Rea Gill Fulbrook
Class Teacher Classroom Assistant
Louise Finch Sandra Hill Jane Robertson
SNCA SNCA SNCA
Dan Mahoney Evelina Sileikiene