The LINK19 College Learning Day
The LINK19 College day begins at 09.00 with registration. During lunch learners remain in college and are joined by staff while they have their lunch to help develop learners’ independence skills. The day finishes at 3.30.
Learners and parents / carers are reminded that it is essential that LINK19 College are kept updated with contact numbers for parents / carers and other emergency contacts and their numbers are provided for use in case of an emergency.
College Refreshments and Lunches
The cost of a college Lunch is £3.50 a day. A range of refreshments and snacks are available to purchase from LINK Café, prices can vary from 10p – 50p
Learners may bring packed lunches.
Personal development behaviour and welfare
Appropriate personal, social, health and economic education forms part of the LINK19 College curriculum. It reflects the college aims and values and encourages respect for others and prepares learners for life in British society with an awareness of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences.
LINK19 College has an open culture and actively promotes all aspects of learners’ welfare. As a result, learners develop an understanding of how to keep themselves and others safe in different situations and settings.
Through the life skills curriculum, learners develop a clear understanding of how to keep themselves healthy. They learn how to make informed choices about healthy eating, fitness and their emotional and mental well-being. They develop an appropriate understanding of healthy relationships and develop confidence in knowing how to keep themselves safe from abuse and exploitation.
The teaching of relationships and sex education is age appropriate and tailored to meet the individual needs of learners.
Valuables and Belongings
It is undesirable that learners should bring valuable watches, mobile telephones, electronic games and similar valuable items into LINK19 College because of the chance of them being lost or used/broken by other learners. LINK19 College is unable to accept any responsibility for these items whatsoever. Learners who bring mobile phones to LINK19 College must ensure that they are put on silent and are not to be used during learning time. Under no circumstances should any learner bring cigarettes, matches, lighters, chewing gum, knives, of any sort, aerosol cans and personal stereos onto the LINK premises.
Careers Education, Advice, Guidance and Work Experience
LINK19 College provides a comprehensive programme of careers education advice and guidance. We work with outside agencies, local businesses and the Ifield School community to provide appropriate placements for our learners. All agencies involved in work experience share a joint philosophy enabling learners to achieve their full potential through realistic and challenging expectations. Industries in the local area welcome learners and the provision enjoys a good reputation in the community.
Impartial advice is available to learners which enables them to make informed choices about a broad range of career options and courses that suit their needs and aspirations. As a result, they are well prepared for the next stage of their learning, employment, training or independent living.