Green Labyrinth Training offer an educational programme aimed at learners who have special educational needs, mild learning difficulties, behavioural issues and other barriers to learning. We are one of the key post-16 provisions for Swindon and work closely with Swindon Borough Council to accommodate particular learners.

We have a team of highly qualified teachers who have experience with working with learners with particular needs. Students who attend our alternative provision will be asked to attend an interview with one of our pastoral team to ensure that we can support their needs and for them to engage onto our Workskills programme described below.

Introduction

The WorkSkills Programme will prepare students for the world of work where they build a portfolio to achieve their BTEC Level 1 or Level 2 Diploma in Workskills. This includes:

  • Researching employment and the skills needed to get a certain job
  • Practicing vital skills like communication, team-building and enterprise
  • Writing a CV, covering letter and having a mock interview to build confidence
  • Studying English and Maths Functional Skills at Level 1 or Level 2

As part of this main qualification, students will also study British Values, improve on literacy and numeracy skills as well as having the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities like Computer Club, Therapeutic Arts & Boxing.

Lessons take place between 9:30-3:00pm and students will attend for a maximum of 3.5 days per week. Our calendar follows the same holidays as the local school calendar.

The Green Labyrinth Study Programme was graded OFSTED Good in March 2016.

Pastoral Support

The health and wellbeing of our students forms an important part of our Pastoral Support. Weekly tutorials will cover personal, social and professional issues and how to deal with them. We regularly have external visitors from local businesses and organisations come in and talk to students about a range of relevant topics.

We have a trained team to support the safeguarding and pastoral needs of our learners and external specialists available to help us. We also encourage parents and carers and other outside agencies to be involved with the learners’ progress.

All full-time learners will have a mentor who they will meet every 8 weeks. This is a 121 conversation to make sure the learner is happy and enjoying college, reflect on the learner’s achievements and to set new targets.

Learners also join a house. Termly prizes are awarded to students with high attendance and excellent classwork and the house with the most house point! Furthermore, all students can attend a team-building day and our end of year theme park trip!

Work Placement

Some students will be encouraged to attend a work placement. Green Labyrinth staff will endeavour to find a placement with the student which matches their interests and develops the skills they require. The duration of the work placement will depend on the student.

The student and employer will be supported throughout the placement by Green Labyrinth staff and regular meetings will ensure the student is happy and progressing towards their goals.

A work placement can lead on to:

The student and employer will be supported throughout the placement by Green Labyrinth staff and regular meetings will ensure the student is happy and progressing towards their goals.