Through the development of person-centred Individual Learning Plans we deliver individual academic, leisure and therapy programmes and highlight areas of ability and need, as well as personal aims and aspirations. This information is then used to form meaningful goals and realistic outcomes for the future.
Supporting students to identify and evaluate their own progress and achievements enables them to take ownership of their learning and make important choices about their futures.
At Beechwood College we use a multi-professional approach to teaching and learning. We use a wide range of recognised programmes to support learning including aspects of TEACCH, PECS and Makaton, to name just a few.
Our meaningful, activity-based curriculum is designed to help students develop key life skills, increase their confidence and self-belief and achieve positive outcomes across all areas of adult life.
Learning at Beechwood College takes place throughout the waking day and within all areas; not just in the classroom. Students are encouraged and supported to organise and participate in a variety of group and individual educational and recreational activities on and off site.
We recognise that each student learns in their own unique way. Our qualified lecturers, supported by their education teams, offer a wide range of teaching styles so that learning potential can be maximised ensuring every student can achieve a level of individual success.
This success comes in many forms through the delivery of accredited and non-accredited courses. Vocational skills for life are taught through independent living, leisure activities, computing skills and creative opportunities.
The broad curriculum offered at Beechwood College ensures a fun and engaging learning environment where all students are encouraged to participate and reach their full potential. We teach transferable skills that students will benefit from as they progress into future adulthood.
- Essential Skills – literacy, numeracy, problem solving and ICT
- Creative Arts – fine art, textiles, animation, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, drama and music
- Skills for Life – independence, travel training, home management, financial skills and food preparation
- Vocational Skills – team enterprise, horticulture, carpentry and work experience
- Sport and Leisure – swimming, cycling, trampolining, horse riding, gym, and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme