THRIVE @ the Hive

The aim of our THRIVE study programmes are to support students into volunteering roles or assist them with their communication skills and prepare them for adult life so that when they leave college they can participate in activities within their own communities.

The volunteering study programme has been developed to provide expert academic and vocational tuition, along with the advice, guidance and support necessary to facilitate the transition into volunteering roles and improve independent living skills.

The study programme’s curriculum will consist of the following:
• Skills for Independence and Work
• Participation in a variety of volunteering roles
• Maths
• English
• Independence and well-being activities

Students will progress through the programme at a pace to suit their abilities.
They will participate in a variety of volunteering activities within the local community supported by teachers and teaching assistants. They will achieve vocationally related qualifications that are practical based. Maths and English will also form part of the college week, along with personal and social skills needed to be able to progress into volunteering roles within or close to their own communities.

“Managers provide extensive volunteering and community opportunities. Students improve their timekeeping, personal hygiene, social skills and interpersonal skills” Ofsted Report (March 2019)

The communication study programme has been developed to provide expert academic and vocational tuition, along with advice, guidance and the support necessary to facilitate the transition into adulthood and equip students with the skills needed to participate in community activities and improve their communication and independence skills.

The study programmes curriculum will consist of the following:
• Personal Progress
• Community participation
• Maths
• English
• Independence and well-being activities
Students will progress through the programme at a pace to suit their abilities.
They will participate in a variety of activities within the local community supported by teachers and teaching assistants to improve their communication skills to enable them to integrate within their own communities and participate in activities that interest them.
Students and parents will be supported by the Student and Family Support Worker to explore opportunities that are available to them that suit their interests and needs and improve their independence skills.

“Staff organise visits to community venues which prepare students who cannot communicate verbally to be part to be part of the wider community. They support students to aspire to a wide range of opportunities for the future” Ofsted Report (March 2019)