Information for Young People Parents & Carers 

Values and Ethos

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The Orchard Centre aims to provide an educational experience which will enhance and support a return to mainstream education where appropriate

The Orchard Centre seeks to achieve these aims by:

• Creating a meaningful, caring, stimulating and safe environment which will enable students to address their particular issues.

• Providing a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum with particular emphasis on literacy and numeracy.

• Providing individual learning programmes according to students’ needs, in order to enable a return to mainstream education or to       another educational establishment which would better cater for their particular needs.

• Encouraging students to raise their self-esteem, and to value themselves and others, fostering the values of friendship and                   determination.

• Providing assessment opportunities where they can evaluate their progress against national norms and that of their peers.

• Encouraging students to take increasing responsibility for their own actions and for their learning and their futures.

• Working closely with parents/carers, schools and support agencies to ensure the students are given every opportunity to succeed.

• Promoting a positive and responsible attitude towards our community, the wider local community and that of society in general.

We seek to minimise the disruption to our students’ education and offer an enriching and enjoyable experience, helping to reduce anxiety about school work.

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Who we provide for 

 

Full Time Placements

 

The expectation is that all students who attend The Orchard Centre attend full-time. During the initial meeting with parents and appropriate professionals an individual plan is agreed to integrate the student into the Centre. This is then reviewed after four weeks. Students are expected to follow a full timetable and to be part of a form group.

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Re-Integration Timetables

 

Careers Information, Guidance, Advice & Connexions

 

CAREERS INFORMATION, ADVICE & GUIDANCE

Lisa Selvey is our personal Connexions advisor at the Centre. She is available to guidance and advice about careers and applications.

Alternatively, you can contact Connexions

Tel. Office: 01902 773040

Lisa.Selvey@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Connexions Wolverhampton

118 Salop Street

Wolverhampton

WV3 0RX

 

Connexions can help you and give you friendly, practical support to:

·         Improve qualifications

·         Learn new skills

·         Find job vacancies

·         Apply for College, Apprenticeships and Traineeships

·         Write a CV

·         Help with job interviews

Find out more at www.connexionswolverhampton.co.uk

 

College links

Access to Music

http://www.accesstomusic.co.uk/

 

Birmingham Met College

http://www.bmet.ac.uk/

 

BOA

www.boa-academy.co.uk

 

Bournville College

www.bournville.ac.uk

 

Dudley College

http://www.dudleycol.ac.uk/

 

Halesowen College

https://www.halesowen.ac.uk/

 

New College, Telford

www.nct.ac.uk

 

Sandwell College

http://www.sandwell.ac.uk/

 

South & the City College

http://www.sccb.ac.uk/

 

South Staffs College

http://www.southstaffs.ac.uk/

 

Walsall College

https://www.walsallcollege.ac.uk/

 

WMPTC (Military College)

http://www.mpct.co.uk/

 

Wolverhampton City College

http://www.wolvcoll.ac.uk/

 

Wolverhampton Vocational Training Centre

www.wvtc.org.uk

Apprenticeships links

www.apprenticeships.org.uk

 

The Apprenticeship Centre (Construction)

http://www.apprenticeship-centre.co.uk/

 

3AAA

www.3aaa.co.uk

 

Babcock Training

https://www.babcockinternational.com/What-We-Do/Training/Vocational-and-Apprenticeship-Training

 

CITB (Construction)

http://www.citb.co.uk/citb-apprenticeships/

 

EEF (Engineering)

https://www.eef.org.uk/apprentices

 

GTG (Motor Vehicle)

www.gtg.co.uk

 

HIT (Catering & Hospitality)

www.hittraining.co.uk

 

Jaguar/Land Rover (Motor Vehicle)

www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com

http://www.jaguardealerapprenticeships.com/

 

JTL (Construction & Engineering)

www.jtltraining.com

 

Juniper Training

www.junipertraining.co.uk

 

Kaplan (Accountancy & Finance)

https://kaplan.co.uk/apprenticeships-and-internships/

 

Ladder for the Black Country

http://www.ladderfortheblackcountry.co.uk/

 

LEMA (Engineering)

http://www.lemacademy.co.uk/

 

Mercia Management (Business & Engineering)

www.merciamanagement.co.uk

 

NHS

http://www.royalwolverhampton.nhs.uk/work-with-us/apprenticeships/

 

NOVA Training

http://www.novatraining.co.uk/

 

Performance Through People

http://www.ptp-training.co.uk/

 

Peter Pyne Training (Hair & Beauty)

http://www.peterpynetraining.co.uk/

 

Princes Trust

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/

 

Reflections Training Academy (Hair & Beauty)

www.reflectionstraining.co.uk

 

Skills Training UK

http://www.skillstraininguk.com/

 

Succeed

www.succeed.ac

 

Walsall Training Centre (Construction)

http://www.walsalltraining.com/

 

Wolverhampton Homes (Construction)

https://www.wolverhamptonhomes.org.uk/aboutus/working-for-us/get-into-work/leap

 

A few useful links

About Youth (What’s on in Wolverhampton)

http://aboutyouth.org.uk/

 

Aim Higher

http://aimhigherwm.ac.uk/

 

Base 25

http://www.base25.org/

 

Kic FM (Youth & Community Radio)

www.kicfm.com

 

The Way (Youth Zone)

http://www.thewayyouthzone.org/

 

World of Work (Labour Market Information)

http://www.wowbc.co.uk/

 

WWFC Community Trust

http://wolvescommunitytrust.org.uk/

 

YEAR 10 WORK EXPERIENCE

As part of our programme we expect all our students to undertake high quality work placements.

The Education Business Partnership provides a range of services to employers and schools in order to support learners undertaking quality work experience/work based learning activities.

EBP

Wolverhampton Education Business Partnership

Ground Floor, Civic Centre

St. Peter’s Square

Wolverhampton

WV1 1RR

01902 555277

www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/ebp

ebp.info@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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Vocational Taster Days

 
 

Disabled Access

 

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