Catcliffe Aspire caters predominantly for Key Stage 4 and Upper Key Stage 3 students with complex needs and Education Health Care Plans, who are able to follow accredited courses leading to recognized qualifications.
All students at Catcliffe Aspire study AQA English and Mathematics to GCSE standard, along with Functional Skills in English and mathematics.
All students have the opportunity to follow vocational options. The vocational curriculum is designed to be modular in construction so as to accommodate in year admissions and provide for the wide range of abilities.
Students at Catcliffe have the opportunity to follow vocational programmes in the following qualifications:
NCFE Entry, Level 1 & Level 2 qualifications in Creative Craft (e.g. 600/4944/3)
NOCN Entry, Level 1 & 2 qualifications in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (e.g. 600/4475/5)
NOCN Entry, Level 1 & 2 qualifications in Creative Hair Studies (e.g. 600/3477/4)
NCFE Entry, Level 1 & 2 qualifications in Caring for Children (e.g. 500/9010/0)
NOCN Entry, Level 1&2 qualifications in Construction Crafts (e.g. Multiskills) (601/6302/1)
NOCN Entry, Level 1 & 2 qualifications in Vocational Studies Sport and Leisure (e.g. 601/0156/8)
Entry Level Motor Vehicle Construction (off site)
Some of these courses are delivered at our Hutton park site. Students also follow a programme of Physical Education as well as PSHCE. They have the opportunity to complete qualifications in the following areas;
NCFE Level 1 Award in Alcohol Awareness (601/3184/6)
NCFE Level 1 Award in CV Writing (600/3917/6)
NCFE Level 1 Award in Awareness of Substance Misuse (603/1924/0)
NCFE Level 1 Award in Sexual Health Awareness (501/0254/0)
Students in Year 11 receive substantial impartial careers advice and guidance to support their transition to destinations after Rotherham Aspire.
Additionally, all students have access to an enrichment programme designed to build cultural capital amongst students and address some of the outcomes of the Preparing For Adulthood (P4A) programme.
Finally throughout their time with Aspire students will be connected to a dedicated Learning Mentor when needed, they will work closely with students and home, to help remove any barriers to their education.