Quest class would like to extend a very warm welcome to parents, carers and students. The teacher is Ms Newman, with the teaching assistants this year being Ms Harris and Ms Holmes.
Throughout the 6th form, independence is actively promoted, with all students encouraged to make choices that will impact positively on their lives.
Students in Quest are given the opportunity to cook a meal for themselves once every two weeks. They will work towards a Jamie Oliver BTEC and, for this, are required to choose a meal, make a list of required ingredients, and shop for them at a local supermarket.
All students will study Functional Skills English, Maths and ICT and students will be encouraged to use and understand these essential skills in a practical way. Skills taught include debit card recognition, reading and ordering from menus and planning events, including planning visits to local attractions. Students learn to cost visits and work out distances and travel time.
Additionally, students will study for a Welsh Joint Board Personal and Social Development award at a level appropriate for their learning needs. Modules undertaken include Healthy Living, Making the Most of Leisure Time, ICT, Environmental Awareness and Community Action.
Students will work on a range of activities at Phoenix House in Sittingbourne as part of their Community Action work. In the past, students have painted a room used for counselling, and have planted a range of herbs and flowers to create a sensory garden.
Through this and other opportunities, such as using the library, students will learn to use facilities available in the local community with minimal support.
We hope your child has a happy, productive year with us and learns many valuable transferrable life skills.
Quest Home Learning
Students should access:
BBC Skillswise English http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/english where they can access Reading, Writing, Spelling, Word Grammar, Sentence Grammar, Speaking and Listening and Games activities.
BBC Skillswise Maths http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/maths where they can access Numbers, Calculation, Percent and Fractions, Graphs, Shapes and Measuring.
BBC Skillswise ICT http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zqmtsbk
All students are being encouraged to learn how to touch type and there are many programmes to choose from. Students may like to use www.typingclub.com or the BBC Dancing Mat typing programmes.