Music Technology and Performance

Sheaf Specialist Vocational College

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, throughout lockdown and for the 2020/21 academic year, Sheaf Training Centre has remained open and we have worked extremely hard to safeguard all of our students and staff members. Our top priority at Sheaf remains ensuring upmost COVID-19 safety and the health and well-being of all of our students, their families, staff and visitors/guests. In order to ensure that we are staying as COVID-19 safe and secure as possible throughout 2020/21, we are conforming and complying with the Governmental guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19, we have carried out a rigorous risk assessment, we have reconfigured our campus walkways, learning environments, classrooms and workshops, we have adapted and applied learning bubble methodology (including smaller group sizes), we have structured some of our programmes to combine blended learning (students working from home) with on-campus learning activities, we have engineered measures in place to maintain a two metre social distance in our learning environments and we have hygiene and handwashing products and procedures in place in-line with Governmental guidance and NHS England recommendations. We wish to sincerely thank you for your support during this challenging time. Please do keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

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Covid-19 Update – January 2021

On the evening of 4th January 2021, Boris Johnson announced that England will move into an addition National Lockdown from 00:01am on Tuesday 5th January 2021. Please click here for the latest government news and guidelines so that we can continue to keep each other safe. In addition, please click here for Sheffield City COVID-19 related news and information. As with previous lockdowns, Sheaf Training Centre will remain open and we will continue to work extremely hard to safeguard all of our vulnerable students and staff members. The safety of our students and staff remains our number one priority. Therefore, Sheaf Training Centre will continue to provide teaching and learning via the current delivery models:

The safety of students and staff remains our number one priority. Therefore, Sheaf Training Centre will continue to provide teaching and learning via the current delivery models:

o   Face-to-face sessions delivered at Sheaf Training Centre

o   Blended, independent, self-directed learning and study

o   Face-to-face delivery using a remote online video platform, such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams

The balance of these will be determined by the programme of study. These delivery models will be reviewed following the end of the current lockdown. The hope is that we will be able to increase the amount of on-campus time for those who are on a blended approach. However, this will only be implemented if it is safe to do so. Currently, for programmes where there is a reduced on-campus timetable in place, Tutorial, English and Mathematics sessions will be provided online. In regards to external work experience, we are currently unable to send students into workplace settings for industry placements. However, we will thread the development of employability skills within our teaching and lessons sessions.

Since the start of the 2020/21 academic year, there has been a number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at Sheaf Training Centre. From 7th September until 30th September, there were three staff members and no students who tested positive for COVID-19. From 1st October until 23rd October, there were three staff members and no students who tested positive for COVID-19. From 24thOctober to now, there has been no confirmed staff members or student cases. During these confirmed cases, in-line with Public Health guidance, our learning bubble methodology and track and trace procedures, some students and staff were required to self-isolate. When these cases occurred, Sheaf Training Centre remained open for those not impacted. We will continue to monitor this situation continuously and act swiftly when required. In addition, we will continue to work closely with Public Health and take all of the necessary actions.

 

Sheaf Training Centre 2020/21 Academic Year

For our 2020/21 academic term and staff development dates, please click here

Parent's/Carer's Evenings

    • Term One: Monday 9th November 2020 – Friday 20th November 2020. Personal Tutors will schedule these via Zoom, Microsoft Teams or by phone
    • Term Two: Monday 1st March 2021 – Friday 5th March 2021
    • Term Three: Monday 14th June 2021 – Friday 18th June 2021

Staff Training Days – Sheaf will be closed to students

    • Monday 4th January 2021
    • Tuesday 5th January 2021

 

Post 16 High Needs Provision at Sheaf Training

Sheaf Training Centre Sheaf is a vibrant learning and training facility which meets the needs of young people with SEND focusing on developing skills for adulthood and employment. Students are aged between 16 and 25 years old and access our High Needs Study Programmes through their Education, Health and Care Plan. Referrals are made via the SEND Assessment and Placement Team.

High Needs provision is delivered either on site at Sheaf Training Centre or off-site on a programme where learning is supported through one of our partner providers.

 

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Student support:

Sheaf can provide access to a qualified art therapist and a qualified counsellor to work with learners.

Sheaf also employs an experienced Speech and Language Therapist.

Sheaf employs an experienced social worker to provide support.

 
Effective provision
The June 2017 Ofsted Inspection of Sheffield City Council provision found that "Specialist courses for learners with high needs are very well planned and highly effective."They also found that "Learners contribute well during stimulating activities and make good use of a wide range of excellent specialist resources such as assistive technology which enable them to progress well."
 
High Needs Programmes:

All High Needs Programmes include:

• English and maths at an appropriate level. Delivered through qualifications or embedded within learning activities at a level appropriate the learners e.g. use of money in shops, time when travel training, speaking appropriately to members of the public.
• Enrichment activities (including sport and leisure, creative and digital activities see - http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/radiosheaf ).
• Independent living
• Healthy lifestyles
• Community participation
• Enterprise and work related activities

Learners follow a range of pathways through one of our 4 programme areas:

 Individualised Programmes

• Individualised timetables primarily using the practical skills based curriculum both within and outside Sheaf Training.
• Progression pathway towards supported living or work.
• Typically a two or three year programme.
• Links with community and adult social care based provision where appropriate.

 Personal Progress/Preparation for Adulthood Programme

• Group based provision built around main curriculum areas within Sheaf
• Likely pathway to further vocational learning and mainstream college
• Typically a one or two year programme
• Access to Duke of Edinburgh Scheme once a week.

 

Click here for the Ofsted report.
 
Click here for the Sheaf Brochure.
 

 

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