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Inclusion

 

subject overview 

The Inclusion Faculty offers a variety of interventions and non-GCSE option subjects tailored to meet the individual needs of our SEND and EAL learners.

Currently, we offer small group interventions, such as Catch Up Literacy, Corrective Reading, Writing Booster, Life in the UK and Social Skills to our KS3 and KS4 learners. Learners attending these interventions are withdrawn from their mainstream lessons for a specific purpose and specific period of time and work towards meeting their targets, for example  to improve their level in reading or writing. 

unit overview - autumn term

Topic: The World of Work

Skills

  • Review of English alphabet
  • Sequencing events, learning about daily routines
  • Acquiring key vocabulary to talk about daily events
  • Completing an application form
  • Writing an informal email
  • Reading job adverts and jobs related texts
  • Writing a CV
  • Writing a note about a dream job (E1-E2)
  • Correcting mistakes

Knowledge

Vocabulary

  • daily routine
  • the world of work
  • public signs
  • health and safety signs
  • informal email

Grammar

  • pronouns
  • common and proper nouns
  • adjectives and adverbs
  • comparatives/superlatives
  • present simple
  • future simple
  • punctuation
  • capitalisation, lower and upper case

Rationale

ESOL has been introduced to support learners whose first language is not English, helping them gain the communication skills needed to progress in mainstream subjects and everyday life. This SOW meets the linguistic needs of EAL learners starting the course at different levels of English and different times of academic year. Consequently, our newly arrived learners, as well as, more advanced learners are appropriately challenged throughout the year due to scaffolding and EAL Pedagogy continuously implemented in ESOL lessons by our specialist teachers.

The aim of reading activities in this part of the SOW is to give learners the skills to read and review the alphabet, as well as understand short texts such as public signs, public notices, lists, forms, letters, emails, adverts, posters, simple appointment and greetings cards, to enable them to undertake essential everyday tasks in the workplace and in their everyday life.

The aim of speaking activities in this part of the SOW is to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to engage in conversations for different purposes and in different contexts such as in everyday life, in the workplace, and in their place of study. The content prepares learners to listen and respond, to speak to communicate and to engage in discussion, in particular, ask for clarification, make requests, give facts and express views and feelings. In addition, it will enable learners to speak clearly to communicate in a variety of contexts using key vocabulary, grammatical formats, clear pronunciation

with appropriate stress and intonation.

The aim of writing activities of this part of SOW is to give learners opportunities to produce simple sentences to record and present information and ideas. Pre-Entry learners will be able to organise words in alphabetical order and fill in forms with basic information; they will also learn about boundary markers and sentence structure. Pre-Entry-E2 learners will know the English alphabet and how to look up words in a dictionary; they will be able to use correct punctuation for the end of sentences and they will use capitalisation for the beginning of sentences, names and places and for the personal pronoun ‘I’. They will be able to describe their daily routines and write basic information about themselves to share with a friend. They will know when to write in full sentences and identify essential vocabulary to write a short and informal email. Learners will be able to complete simple forms correctly using upper- and lowercase letters. They will be able to spell personal key words and familiar words correctly. The content will prepare E1-E2 learners to identify information on a CV and write their own CV.

Learners can later use gained knowledge and skills in mainstream subjects, especially English and other GCSE subjects with SPAG focus.

unit overview -spring term

Topic: The World of Work

Skills

  • Correcting mistakes
  • Identifying job skills and job profiles
  • Writing an informal letter
  • Vocabulary at a restaurant
  • Use of present continuous
  • Review of future tense
  • Describing a setting, use of adjectives
  • Identifying different kinds of texts

Knowledge

Vocabulary

  • the world of work
  • public signs
  • informal letter
  • food and restaurant etiquette
  • types of texts
  • public transport
  • travelling

Grammar

  • object pronouns
  • adjectives to describe settings
  • present continuous
  • adverbs of frequency
  • prepositions
  • conjunctions
  • punctuation
  • capitalisation, lower and upper case

Rationale

ESOL has been introduced to support learners whose first language is not English, helping them gain the communication skills needed to progress in mainstream subjects and everyday life. This SOW meets the linguistic needs of EAL learners starting the course at different levels of English and different times of academic year. Consequently, our newly arrived learners, as well as, more advanced learners are appropriately challenged throughout the year due to scaffolding and EAL Pedagogy continuously implemented in ESOL lessons by our specialist teachers.

The aim of reading activities in this part of the SOW is to give learners the skills to read and understand short texts such as informal letters, job profiles, job adverts, descriptions of settings and public spaces, and dialogues of people at a restaurant to enable them to undertake essential everyday tasks in the workplace and in their everyday life.

The aim of speaking activities in this part of the SOW is to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to engage in conversations for different purposes and in different contexts such as in everyday life, in the workplace, and in their place of study. The content prepares learners to listen and respond, to speak to communicate and to engage in discussion, in particular, ask for clarification, make requests, give facts and express views and feelings. In addition, it will enable learners to speak clearly to communicate in a variety of contexts using key vocabulary, grammatical formats, clear pronunciation with appropriate stress and intonation.

The aim of writing activities of this part of SOW is to give learners opportunities to produce simple sentences to record and present information and ideas. Pre-Entry learners will be able to organise words in alphabetical order and fill in forms with basic information; they will also learn about boundary markers and sentence structure. Pre-Entry-E2 learners will be able to write a short and informal letter to a friend to talk about themselves and about future plans. They will also be able to write a description of a room and use adequate adjectives to do so. They will be able to write basic information about jobs and skills pertaining to the workplace. They will identify vocabulary related to a restaurant setting. They will know when to write in full sentences and when it is appropriate to give short answers in texts relating to work. Learners will be able to complete simple forms correctly using upper- and lowercase letters. They will be able to spell personal key words and familiar words correctly. The content will prepare E1-E2 learners to identify different kinds of texts and categorise them accordingly.

Learners can later use gained knowledge and skills in mainstream subjects, especially English and other GCSE subjects with SPAG focus.

unit overview - summer term

Topic: The World of Work

Skills

  • Completing an application form for a sports college
  • Reporting lost property
  • Giving advice on dos and don’ts at job interviews
  • Discussing about indoor and outdoor activities
  • Reading about extreme sports and hobbies
  • Writing a personal statement for a CV
  • Completing simple past tense activities
  • Correcting mistakes

Knowledge

Vocabulary

  • Employment vocabulary/job interviews/personal statement
  • indoor and outdoor activities
  • lost property
  • hobbies and sports

Grammar

  • simple past tense
  • present continuous
  • prepositions
  • advanced connectives
  • adjectives and adverbs
  • punctuation
  • capitalisation, lower and upper case

Rationale

In this unit, learners will be taught more talking about work. This aims to give learners the opportunity to develop their listening skills within the context of listening to people talking about their jobs; to present some basic work-related vocabulary and to practise using possessive pronouns and word order in simple sentences.

The aim of reading activities in this part of the SOW is to give learners the skills to read and understand short texts such as CV samples, job application forms, advice on dos and don’ts at job interviews newspaper articles, reports and articles on indoor and outdoor activities, to enable them to undertake essential everyday tasks in the workplace and in their everyday life.

Reading job adverts aims to build learners’ confidence in reading and understanding job adverts.  There is also further work-related vocabulary presented to help learners find work and apply for work.

The aim of speaking activities in this part of the SOW is to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to engage in conversations for different purposes and in different contexts such as in everyday life, in the workplace, and in their place of study. The content prepares learners to listen and respond, to speak to communicate and to engage in discussion, in particular, ask for clarification, make requests, give facts and express views and feelings. In addition, it will enable learners to speak clearly to communicate in a variety of contexts using key vocabulary, grammatical formats, clear pronunciation with appropriate stress and intonation.

The aim of writing activities of this part of SOW is to give learners opportunities to produce simple sentences to record and present information and ideas. Pre-Entry learners will be able to organise words in alphabetical order and fill in forms with basic information; they will also learn about boundary markers and sentence structure. Pre-Entry-E2 learners will be able to write about activities they have done in the past; learners will be able to use regular and irregular verbs in the past tense. They will write about indoor and outdoor activities, and complete an application form for a sports college. They will also be able to write a personal statement for their CV.

 They will be able to spell personal key words and familiar words correctly. The content will prepare E1-E2 learners to identify information on a CV and write their own CV.

knowledge Organiser

A knowledge organiser is an important document that lists the important facts that learners should know by the end of a unit of work. It is important that learners can recall these facts easily, so that when they are answering challenging questions in their assessments and GCSE and A-Level exams, they are not wasting precious time in exams focusing on remembering simple facts, but making complex arguments, and calculations.

We encourage all pupils to use them by doing the following:

  • Quiz themselves at home, using the read, write, cover, check method.
  • Practise spelling key vocabulary
  • Further researching people, events and processes most relevant to the unit.