Amber Valley and Erewash Support Centre (AVESC) is a Pupil Referral Unit providing education for students who are either at risk of permanent exclusion or who are permanently excluded.
Our provision covers Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 and operates across 3 sites and 4 teams.
Across our sites, we cater for a variety of need and ability; following an induction meeting we work with students and their parents to ascertain the most appropriate programme of study and intervention. Students join the centre at various stages of the school year, and prior learning is taken into consideration when determining a student's provision plan.
At KS2 we offer both a full and part-time Curriculum at Kirk Hallam. The students are a mixture of permanently excluded and dual registered pupils. Pupils attend their Primary school in a morning or afternoon and Kirk Hallam site when not at their mainstream placement. Pupils are taught via a thematic based approach and have access to English, Maths, Art, PHSE and ICT.
At Kirk Hallam, the KS3 curriculum comprises of: Maths; English; PSHE; Art; ICT; Food Technology; Humanities.
At Bennerley, the KS3 curriculum comprises of: Maths, English, Science, IT, Art, Humanities, PSHE, Citizenship, Design Technology, PE and Exploring Art Media. For one afternoon a week, students also have access to outdoor education.
Students at KS4 have access to a variety of programmes, usually consisting of a combination of centre-based academic study and additional alternative provision. Students attend KS4 centres their timetable is complimented by offsite alternative provision, suited to their needs and aspirations for the future and core academic subjects.
At Sawley, the centre-based curriculum is comprised of: English, English Literature, Maths, Functional Skills, Science, Geography, IT, Art, PSHE, Travel and Tourism and Vocational Studies and Religious Education.
At Bennerley, the centre-based curriculum largely comprises of catch up based initiatives and work towards functional skill and entry level qualifications. The Bennerley site provides a nurturing environment for vulnerable KS4 pupils.
For more information on the curriculum delivered at each site please use the links below:-
Kirk Hallam Site