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Prince's Trust

The Prince’s Trust department caters for pupils with varying degrees of educational, social and physical needs. The department is committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all pupils. We endeavor to make every effort to achieve maximum inclusion of all pupils whilst meeting pupils’ individual needs.

We offer The Prince’s Trust Personal Development and Employability Skills Diploma. This qualification holds a GCSE equivalency of 4 ‘B’ grade GCSEs. It is a nationally recognised qualification. Pupils complete 11 units of work over the two-year course. It is internally assessed and externally moderated. There are no exams.

Staff

Mrs L Lennox, BSc. (Hons.), P.G.C.E. – Head of Department

Mr R. Clarke, BSc. (Hons), P.G.C.E.

Miss L. Duncan, BMuf (Hons), P.G.C.E.

Aims

  • To provide pupils with enjoyable, productive and challenging learning experiences

  • To provide learning experiences which are accessible and achievable for all

  • To provide learning experiences which are relevant and which help pupils to develop an awareness of self and their particular capabilities

  • To develop a pupil’s capacity for self-evaluation as the basis for self-improvement in a range of skills

  • To foster a learning environment which welcomes discussion and debate between teacher and pupil, and pupil and pupil

  • To seek ever more inventive ways of recognising and rewarding good work

  • To seek ever more inventive ways of enhancing a pupil’s creativity by stimulating curiosity and imagination

  • To use ICT to enhance learning

  • To equip pupils with the skills needed for the world beyond school

  • To improve and maintain pupils’ attendance in Key Stage Four

  • To offer a supportive learning environment where pupils feel valued, safe and treasured

  • To build pupils awareness of local employers and resources for their use

  • To equip pupils with hands on skills that will aid them in their future working life

Objectives

  • To provide equality of opportunity for all pupils

  • To develop language skills and to encourage neat and legible handwriting

  • To develop communication and interpersonal skills

  • To employ drama to explore pupils’ thoughts and feelings

  • To develop ICT skills, especially word-processing

  • To help pupils to develop skills required for their life outside school and beyond

  • To help pupils to feel comfortable in environments they know less well by introducing them a variety of environments outside Omagh High School

Prince’s Trust

Please watch the video to find out what Prince’s Trust entails.

Resources

The department strives to continuously build a bank of resources that allow high standards of teaching and learning to take place. Some resources are as follows:

  • 3 computers with internet access

  • Black and white printers

  • 3 Interactive whiteboards

  • 2 digital cameras

  • Fold away tables

  • Soft chairs

  • Videos (teaching use)

  • Dictionaries

  • Posters

  • Creative Stationary

  • Painting resources

  • Fridges

  • Kettles

  • Tea cups

  • Saucers

  • Spoons

  • Sink

  • Stencils

  • Notice boards

  • General stationary

Assessment

There are no written examinations. All assessment takes the form of internally assessed portfolios. These portfolios are internally moderated and externally assessed by relevant awarding bodies.

Careers linked with Prince’s Trust

The qualification is suited to pupil’s individual career interests as they can choose a variety of options at the South West College, Omagh. Pupils can progress onto further education courses at CAFRE also. Pupils can also return to school Post – 16 to study a tailored programme.