Information for Young People Parents & Carers
Values and Ethos
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.
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.
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
118 Salop Street
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
Access to Music
Birmingham Met College
New College, Telford
South & the City College
South Staffs College
WMPTC (Military College)
Wolverhampton City College
Wolverhampton Vocational Training Centre
The Apprenticeship Centre (Construction)
GTG (Motor Vehicle)
HIT (Catering & Hospitality)
Jaguar/Land Rover (Motor Vehicle)
JTL (Construction & Engineering)
Kaplan (Accountancy & Finance)
Ladder for the Black Country
Mercia Management (Business & Engineering)
Performance Through People
Peter Pyne Training (Hair & Beauty)
Reflections Training Academy (Hair & Beauty)
Skills Training UK
Walsall Training Centre (Construction)
Wolverhampton Homes (Construction)
A few useful links
About Youth (What’s on in Wolverhampton)
Kic FM (Youth & Community Radio)
The Way (Youth Zone)
World of Work (Labour Market Information)
WWFC Community Trust
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.
Wolverhampton Education Business Partnership
Ground Floor, Civic Centre
St. Peter’s Square