Allerton High School Partnership Provision

Allerton High School is a state-of- the- art building that opened in 2008. The school is fully equipped with ICT and flexible dynamic learning spaces. The building is bright, open and spacious, with a large main central corridor that opens out into subject departments/hubs.

The North West SILC has its partnership base at the side of the school where the entrance can be used to enter and exit the building to avoid the busy main entrance if needed. The Partnership Base consists of two classrooms, a ‘chill/calm’ room and an office for individual work. Our students access education in the Partnership Base when not accessing lessons in mainstream.  The pupils access mainstream lessons where appropriate, depending on their academic levels and readiness for inclusion.

We also have a garden plot in the school grounds where we have grown our own vegetables in horticultural lessons. Our pupils access the Allerton High School library once a week, use the sports facilities and the Food Technology room.

We have a weekly Social Skills lesson utilising the Talkabout Teenager programme, and we develop our independence and life skills with weekly visits to the local supermarket. Our students can develop their leadership skills by being a Student Councillor or a Rights Respecting School Ambassador. They can also join our ‘Charity Group’ planning fundraising events or our Eco-Group.

Our global learning is enhanced with our Business Enterprise project with a school in America.

Pupil numbers and curriculum

The Allerton Partnership Base has provision for 20 pupils. 

Pupils have the opportunity to access some learning alongside mainstream peers. For some pupils this will focus on creative subjects – Music, Drama and Art. Some pupils access the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and IT.  Some pupils will be able to access GCSE options in Key Stage 4.

There are a number of Accreditation options which are offered in the Partnership Base. These are:

  • Functional skills English
  • Functional skills Maths
  • Functional Skills ICT
  • ASDAN Personal and Social Development
  • Edexcel Short Course RE
  • Arts Award  Accreditation Explore, Bronze and Silver

The structure of the day

  • 8:15- North West SILC pupils arrive in base
  • 8:30 – lesson 1 starts
  • 9:30 –  lesson 2
  • 10:30 – Break
  • 10:50 –lesson 3
  • 11:50 –lesson 4
  • 12:50 –Lunch
  • 1:50 –  lesson 5
  • 2:50 – School Ends

 

Pupil Views

'I think it’s a school which provides students with better knowledge'. 

'We have a right to go to school; it’s good in the Base because we get good lessons here'. 

'It’s been a right to come to school, I like going out to places on the bus and I like all the lessons'. 

'I like this school because it’s fun, it’s a good school, and there is a lot of new stuff to learn like philosophy. I like Rights Respecting School lessons and Critical Skills'

 

Parent Views 

‘I am very glad Kieran joined in his English lesson and spoke to his peers - well done 'K' and to the fantastic support he is getting at school’

Mainstream Colleague

Angela Tidman, long serving member of the Technology Department, specialising in Food Technology and Assistant Director of Post 16

“Our school ethos is enabling young people to achieve success. I very much believe that welcoming students from the NWSILC into the technology department contributes to attaining this goal for all.

With many years’ experience of teaching mainstream and SILC pupils together; I have seen first hand the fantastic impact this experience can have on both students and staff. The benefits are too numerous to mention here but the key ones would include:  co-operation, acceptance and equality.

It is always a delight to watch as the students become more confident and develop their friendships and personality with excellent individual achievements, which really does enable young people to achieve success, and most of all, be proud of it!"