Little Heath School

Key Stage 5 Overview

Key Stage 5 has a specific learning programme with areas of learning which focus on Preparation for Adulthood. 

The KS5 provision at LHS is specifically designed for young people aged 16-19 with severe learning difficulties, complex needs or ASD-type conditions who need further work on their life-skills before moving onto college or other provisions.   

Our curriculum focuses on a wide range of life-skills to help young people live as independent and fulfilled lives as possible, relative to their individual starting points. 

The KS5 Curriculum has the following areas of learning which feature in the CD Wheel curriculum and assessment system created specifically for LHS:

  • Community Learning
  • Functional Skills
  • Holistic Learning
  • Independent Living
  • Work Related Learning
  • Personal Development

We currently follow Entry level ASDAN programmes to ensure our students achieve nationally recognised qualifications. 

Community learning is an important part of our life-skills programme and we aim to take students out regularly into the local area, usually by public transport.  All students take part in work-related learning including regular work tasters.