Our overarching curriculum intent is for learners to gain the following during their time with us:
Research demonstrates that young people learn best when learning is connected, practical and linked to reality. At each stage of our curriculum our intent is to equip our learners with skills for life, employment and for further education if this is appropriate for them.
The curriculum at Ascend will all be delivered through the running of the business and community projects.
The content of the curriculum is all designed to develop employability skills and preparation for adulthood. Functional Skills English, maths and ICT are taught in context within the running of the businesses. High priority is placed on addressing mental health needs and on online safety.
Learners will complete accreditation if this is appropriate for them and will help them to achieve their future aspirations and ambitions. Non-accredited learning will also be used as a way of measuring progress towards outcomes relating to independence and ‘soft’ skills such as team work, communication, reliability and resilience.
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Preparation for Adulthood
Weekly tutorials will offer the opportunity to discuss key areas such as;
These are some of the key skills that learners will build throughout their time at Ascend.
Although they will be working in the ﬁeld of catering, the skills are transferable into any job.
Working at Ascend will provide experience in the following areas of employment.
Alongside working at Ascend, work experience placements and supported internships will be offered to learners.