Fleming Fulton School What is the Entitlement Framework? 2013/14 School Year 2014/15 School Year 2015/16 School Year KEY STAGE 4 18 courses 21 courses 24 courses POST 16 21 courses 24 courses 27 courses The over arching policy objective of the Entitlement Framework is to guarantee all post primary pupils aged 14 and above greater choice and flexibility by providing them with access to a wide range of learning opportunities. It aims to provide pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum to enable them to reach their full potential no matter which school they attend or where they live. It will guarantee all pupils access to a minimum number of courses at Key Stage 4 and post-16, of which at least one third must be general and one third applied. What is our obligation to the EF in Fleming Fulton? The situation for special schools has not been finalised. Department of Education has said that: •"while we want to see the Special Sector engaged in the EF and the pupils therein to have access to opportunities and choice in the same way as pupils in mainstream schools, it is vital that this is done in a way relevant to the needs of these pupils. •Our message has been 'work with other schools and providers to put in place provision that is appropriate for your pupils'. •We are determined that EF policy must not work against this principle, which is why we have not finalised policy until it has been thoroughly discussed and tested within the sector“ (CCEA “Recognising the achievements of learners with special educational needs- pilot scheme”) •DE officials have said "only you can decide what is appropriate for your pupils". 3 Clear Pathways Identified: •Learning Programme (e.g. OCR Life & Living Skills) •Entry Level GCSE (or Equivalent) •GCSE Learning Programmes Learning programmes are defined as flexible packages or groupings of qualifications taken mainly from the QCF. Qualifications within these programmes will range from Entry Level to Level 1 and will have a clear destination or route of progression for the learner. Qualifications within the programme can differ in size and a programme can have a mixture of different levels – Entry Level 1, 2, 3 and Level 1. Transition 2 – OCR Life & Living Skills (Learning Programme) Subject Area (from timetable) Life & Living Skill Area (e.g. Home Management) Unit Title and OCR Unit No. Delivering at Entry? Credit Value ICT ICT Entry 1 3 Maths Numeracy Entry 2 2 “ Personal Skills Entry 3 2 Class Time Arts and Crafts Entry 2 2 Life & Living Skills Home Management Entry 1 3 “ “ Entry 1 3 LLW World of Work Entry 1 2 Life & Living Skills Personal Skills Using ICT to Record and Edit Information FO1 Using Coins and Notes JO9 Managing Own Money M30 Creating an Art or Craft Product AO5 Planning & Preparing Food for an Event DO2 Preparing Drinks & Snacks DO6 Preparation for Life and Work NO5 Introduction to Diversity, Prejudice and Discrimination M26 Entry 3 2 (with a mixed group of pupils) LLW Horticulture Entry 3 1 World of Work Entry 2 1 “ “ Entry 3 2 “ “ Insert Plant Material EO1 Developing Job Search Skills N11 Preparation for Work N16 Participating in a MiniEnterprise Project NO3 Entry 1 4 TOTAL CREDITS = 27 The focus of the Entitlement Framework ensures that our approach to curriculum planning means that every young person in Fleming Fulton has access to appropriate, relevant and progressive learning. We will best meet the needs of our young people by offering them a wide and better balanced range of courses that are applicable to their needs, aptitudes, interests and their future.