Personalised Care Plans for Learners with Special Education Needs & Disabilities
A Fir Tree Fishery supported care plan allows young people with disabilities and those requiring high levels of support to enjoy educational and enrichment activities around the fishery. Designed around the needs of each individual, our support plans provide bespoke educational opportunities through a person-centered approach to achieve the best possible outcomes...
Fir Tree Fishery specialises in supporting young people in looked after care, those that have education statements/LDAs and (EHCP) and individuals with learning disabilities such as autism and behavioural difficulties. Each plan is designed to be specific to a young person’s individual disability and/or needs, but developed to be inclusive, engaging and offer an alternative training provision, for young people from 14 years until 25 years.
Preparing for Adulthood outcomes are successfully delivered through a range of activities based around the principles of angling, land-based and fishery management. Young people have the opportunity to develop a wide range of social skills, improve their emotional intelligence, confidence and learn to become more independent with the support of specialist one to one educators and tutors.
The programmes have been developed to meet the needs of young people with varying learning difficulties and disabilities (LDD) by being practical, supportive and the offer of continual structure and guidance. By doing this we can support young and vulnerable people who have not been able to access mainstream education with the opportunity to achieve valued BTEC qualifications centred around assisting others in angling, land-based studies, fishery management and work skills.
The centre also provides an opportunity for individuals with learning difficulties and young people with physical disabilities to integrate and be involved in outdoor education which in turn promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages community cohesion through shared interests. The programme of activities are designed to develop personal and social skills by engaging in and building new relationships in the community that would not normally exist between young and old and people of different abilities. Social barriers that sometimes exist are easily broken down by young people working and supporting older members of the community who are partially paralysed by a stroke through the various angling and fishery management based activities.
The alternative approach to learning and the small class sizes means that staff at Fir Tree Fishery are able to work closely and very often on a one to one level with learners, their parents, guardians, carers and the teaching and support teams to minimise barriers to learning for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. Everyone is encouraged to participate in a friendly, safe and supportive learning environment which supports young people to achieve their individual goals and realise their full potential for a positive transition into adulthood.
All provision is made accessible to young people identified as having additional needs through differentiated teaching and learning resources. Our team of specialist educators including angling coaches, land-based specialist educators and fishery tutors provide the support to enable young people to demonstrate their skills and understanding through a variety of alternative assessment methods including photo diaries, angling skills workshops, community regeneration events and wetland habitat creation projects.
Our personalised care and education plans are available for young people aged 14 – 25 who are identified as having learning difficulties and disabilities following Individual Assessment for High Level Support Funding
Based on the individual needs, bespoke learning programmes are developed aimed at developing learners from Entry level 3 through to Level 2 from the following qualification suite:
- BTEC level 2 in Fish Husbandry
- BTEC Entry level 3 & level 1 in Land-Based Studies
- BTEC Entry level 3 & level 1 in Sport and Active Leisure
- BTEC Entry level 1, 2, 3 & level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in English
- BTEC Entry level 1, 2, 3 & level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics
- BTEC Entry level 1, 2, 3 & level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in ICT
- BTEC entry level 3, level 1 & 2 in Workskills
Individual Units (approved outside full Award):
- Deal With Accidents And Emergencies
- Help Provide Equipment For Active Leisure, Learning & Well-being
- Help Give Good Levels Of Service To Participants & Customers
- Help Plan & Prep Active Leisure, Learning & Wellbeing Sessions
- Help Maintain Active Leisure, Learning & Wellbeing Facilities
- Help Maintain Active Leisure, Learning & Well-Being Activity
- Lead Activity Within Active Leisure, Learning & Well-Being