Christopher Ayres - Book People

Christopher Ayres - Book People

End of year report 2014 – 2015 Pathway programme students work experience External Companies work experience Christopher Ayers Christopher joined the Pathway programme in September 2014. During his interview he said he is interesting trying work experience. Christopher completed a skills survey and indicated he is interested in trying many different areas, including books. Christopher health needs restricts him on the type of work he can do. Christopher started his work experience with the Bookpeople in February 2015. Christopher’s enthusiasm and positive work ethic has shone through. He is very keen to report to me how his shift has gone and how many books and gifts he has reserved for customers.

Christopher is a friendly and cheerful young man who is happy to communicate with his customers. He has proved to be a natural salesman and able to converse with both staff and students. The owner of the Bookpeople is extremely happy with all the learners who have been involved with the selling of his books. Over the last 6 months the learners have collectively sold over £1,500 worth of books; earning £150 in commission. Christopher has applied to come back to college in September re-joining the Pathway programme. Christopher is keen to try different types of work experience.

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Hannah Barker Hannah joined the Pathway programme in September 2014 after completing a year with Insights. During the time with Insights she started her work experience with the Cup and Saucer in January 2014. Hannah fitted into the Cup and Saucer team very quickly, showing a positive work ethic and enthusiasm for her role. Hannah volunteered to work during college holidays and carried on with her shifts in September to enable the new students to settle into college life.

Hannah completed the Cup and Saucer in October 2014; during her review requested some work experience in the retail sector.

Hannah started her 8 week work experience placement with Marks & Spencer’s in February 2015. Hannah did extremely well embracing all tasks that were offered to her. The staff at Marks & Spenser’s are very impressed with Hannah’s communication skills, eagerness to learn and willingness to work hard. The Shop floor manager told the member of college staff supporting Hannah how impressed they were with Hannah and how good she is with the customers. Hannah asked the retail manager if there is a chance for her to apply for a part-time job. This request is being considered and when a position becomes vacant the retail manager said she would let her know.

Hannah completed her 8 week placement and updating her CV ready if an offer to apply for M & S occurs.

Hannah has applied to come back to college in September re-joining the Pathway programme. Hannah has asked for more work experience in the retail sector to enhance her CV. 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Target achievements Hannah Barker Cup and Saucer Marks & Spencers independent one prompt occasional prompts Total assistance

Stephen Brown Stephen joined the Pathway programme in September 2012 and during this time has been getting used to the college. Stephen showed an interest in gardening at his interview for the Pathways programme for September 2014. Stephen started his work experience placement at Coburg Court Sheltered Housing for the Elderly in September 2014.

Stephen has been working with another student helping to clear, weed and plant up the planters around the entrance of Coburg Court. Stephen has clearly enjoyed the challenge; he listening and acting on instructions and really enjoys watering the plants. He is keen to complete the tasks given to the best of his ability. When we were unable to attend Coburg Court Stephen helped in the college greenhouse re-planting seedlings. The Manager of Coburg Court is very pleased with the learners work and has asked if it is possible for a plaque to be made stating the Isle of Wight College Pathway learners look after the planters.

Stephen has applied to come back to college in September re-joining the Pathway programme. Stephen will have the opportunity will carry on with his gardening at Coburg Court. I am also offering Stephen the chance to help paint the benches at Coburg and Park Court. Stephen will be given the chance to expand his gardening skills by being involved with gardens around the new ‘Pathway Building’. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Target achievements Stephen Brown Coburg Court independent one prompt occasional prompts Total assistance

Stuart Caterer Stuart has been coming to college since September 2011 and has gradually settled into the college life.

Stuart has found the challenge of work experience tricky. He has been happy to help other student during their work experience during this time. In the end September 2014 he decided he would like to carry on with work experience for Town and Country Quality Vehicles valeting the cars one afternoon a week. This arrangement did not work for Stuart; the owner had to cancel many weeks due to other commitments, the weather changed for the worst and finally the owner had to change the day and Stuart decided not to attend.

Stuart did get involved in the visits of new work experience placements at Lake Hospice Warehouse and the Donkey Sanctuary at Wroxall. Stuart is returning to college in September 2015 and I will offer him more opportunities to try work experience. Johnathan Cox Johnathan has been coming to college for a number of years and is a student who is over 25. Johnathan asked if he could do some work experience and started with Caterlink in November 2014. It has taken many years for Johnathan to become self-assured and this is a huge step for him. He told me that he felt confident enough to work un-supported by college staff.

Johnathan has been very helpful filling the drinks fridges with bottles and cans. He checks the date displaying them in chorological order. He learnt the routine quickly and is very meticulous with all tasks. Liz the manager of Caterlink is very pleased with Johnathan’s work and would be happy for Johnathan to carry on in September 2015 expanding his knowledge. Johnathan has applied to come back to college in September re-joining the Pathway programme as a part time student. I am hoping to expand the work experience tasks at Caterlink and introduce him to similar tasks at other work experience placements.

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Lucy Dreyer Lucy joined the Pathway programme in September 2014. Lucy completed a skills survey and indicated that she would like to try lots of different types of work experience. Lucy started her work experience with the Bookpeople in November. Lucy is very skilful at helping display the books and gifts. She is attentive when dealing with the customers, looking up the prices of the books they are interested in. Lucy is keen to do well and enjoys talking to the customers and being helpful.

The owner of the Bookpeople is extremely happy with all the learners who have been involved with the selling of his books. Over the last 6 months the learners have collectively sold over £1,500 worth of books; earning £150 in commission. The owner of the Bookpeople asked could the learners who have been selling his books work during the summer holidays. Lucy has volunteered to help sell books for the Bookpeople at two primary school summer fairs on a Saturday. The commission earned will be paid to Lucy direct for her time.

Lucy has applied to come back to college in September as a full time student with the Pathway programme. Lucy is keen to experience different types of work placements and has asked if she could join the Cup and Saucer team from September. 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 Target achievements Lucy Dreyer Book People independent one prompt occasional prompts Total assistance

Jessica Elliott Jessica joined the Pathway programme in September 2013 and during her first year became at ease and confident here at college. During this first year Jessica asked on a regular basis if she could join the Cup and Saucer team.

Jessica started her work experience in September 2014 at the Cup and Saucer. Jess has been a reliable and valuable member of the team. She has volunteered to work nearly all her usual shifts during the college holidays. Jess has got to know the County Hall staff and is happy to have conversations with them and is always very helpful when walking around the offices. The County Hall staff have often told me how they have noticed increased confidence and self-assurance from the learners during their time at the Cup and Saucer project.

Jessica has applied to come back to college in September 2015. At her final review she asked if she could try another work experience placement where she could make teas and coffees. In September I am going to give Jessica a trial at Park Court Shelter Housing for the elderly helping to run the weekly coffee morning and raffle. 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Target achievements Jessica Elliott Cup and Saucer independent one prompt occasional prompts Total assistance

Lara Filmore Lara joined the college in September 2011 with a joint Innovations and Pathway’s programme.

Lara moved on to the Pathway programme in September 2013 and had work experience tasters in the college library and Age Uk in Newport. Lara returned this academic year September 2014 and asked for work experience within the college area. Lara started her work experience with the Bookpeople in November. Lara has good literary skills and enjoyed recording the orders placed. Lara can be shy and reluctant to speak to people she does not know. We were hoping to build her confidence dealing with customers within the college. Lara asked to finish with the Bookpeople in March 2015 where she has been having problems sleeping the night before her work experience day and becoming very anxious.

Lara has applied to come back to college on the Pathways programme September 2015. After speaking to Lara she is happy to try administration work experience in the reception area of the new Pathways Building. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Target achievements Lara Filmore Book People independent one prompt occasional prompts Total assistance

Jade Hornbuckle Jade started coming to college in September 2007 and completed her first year with Innovations. Jade joined the Pathway programme the following year. In academic year starting September 2012 Jade started her work experience tasters with the Cup and Saucer; the following year Caterlink, Spectrum and Ventnor Community Café.

Jade carried on with Ventnor Community Café throughout the summer. Jade volunteered to work at Ventnor Community Café every other week from September 2014. Jade is an independent traveller and always makes sure she is on time. Jade has got to know the regular customers and has become confident within the environment. Jade has enjoyed helping make the cakes and soup and can now make scones totalling independently. Jade will often tell the customers that she assists in the cooking. Many customers have been leaving tips for the learners. This money is divided equally between the two learners working that day.

The committee of the Ventnor Community Café are very impressed with the learner’s commitment and very pleased with the arrangement between Isle of Wight College and Ventnor Committee Café.

Jade is returning to the Pathways programme in September 2015 as a part time learner, where she is now over 25. Jade will still need support during work experience but not one to one. 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Target achievements Jade Hornbuckle Ventnor Community Cafe independent one prompt occasional prompts Total assistance

Jack Hunt Jack joined the college in September 2014 and started with the Pathways programme in early November. Jack enjoys practical tasks and completed a skill survey to determine what he would like to do. Jack joined the Cup and Saucer in January 2015.

He quickly learnt the morning routine; he writes the labels for the cakes and rolls, helps arrange the display onto the trolley, refills the product display baskets without prompts. Jack has good money skills and is able to add up in his head two or three items and work out change from a £20 note. Jack helps with the end of shift duties working out the money for the bakery, Cup and Saucer takings and the float for the next shift. Jack has volunteered to work at the Cup and Saucer during the summer holidays. The County Hall staff have often told me how they have noticed increased confidence and self-assurance from the learners during their time at the Cup and Saucer project.

In March 2015 Jack had a 4 week trial at the Isle of Wight Council – shredding confidential waste. He found this type of work did not suit him and decided to finish. Jack started in May 2015 working for Caterlink one morning a week refilling the drinks display fridge. He has learnt the routine very quickly and told me he really enjoyed this type of work. Liz the manager of Caterlink is very pleased with Jacks work and said Jack to have a supported work experience trial in the shop area from September.

Jack is returning to the Pathways programme in September 2015 on a full time programme. Jack is keen to expand his knowledge with Caterlink and interested in trying out the shop. 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Target achievements Jack Hunt Cup and Saucer & Caterlink County Hall independent one prompt occasional prompts Total assistance

Alysha Jeavons Alysha joined the Isle of Wight College September 2012. Alysha started her work experience in September 2013 at Park Court Sheltered Housing for the elderly. At Alysha’s final review she asked if she could have work experience with animals.

In February 2015 Alysha started her work experience at the Donkey Sanctuary at Wroxall. During the half-term Alysha did her bus travel training to and from the Sanctuary. Alysha tried all tasks given to her and worked in all weathers. Alysha enjoyed the grooming and feeding of the donkeys but the picking up of faeces from the fields and cleaning out of the stables she found tricky. Alysha completed her work experience in May and at her review asked if there were any other animal based placements. Derek the owner of the Donkey Sanctuary spoke highly of Alysha and Katie and thanked them for all their help.

In June Alysha had one session at West Wight Alpacas and really enjoyed it. She helped clean out, laid down fresh stew in the miniature goat’s enclosure and also feed the donkeys.

Alysha is returning to the Pathways programme in September 2015 and is keen to carry on with work experience placements. Alysha asked at her final review if she could try motor mechanics. I will explore the possibility of a taster here at college first. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Target achievements Alysha Jeavons Donkey Sanctuary West Wight Alpacas independent one prompt occasional prompts Total assistance

Samuel Johnson Sam joined the college in September 2014 and seemed keen to try external work experience. In January 2015 Sam joined the Cup and Saucer team to learn the afternoon shift routine.

Sam is quietly spoken but enjoyed communicating with the County Hall staff. Sam has become more confident speaking to people he does not know. Sam found the walking difficult and told me that his ankles were starting to hurt. There is a lot of walking involved with the trolley run and also the travelling back and forth to college. Sam told me he enjoyed being at the Cup and Saucer but he did not like the walking. I sent a letter home and left a phone message to see if we could come up with a solution with transport but did not receive any response. Sam has carried on helping with the water dispensers and being involved with work related tasks around the college.

Sam is returning to college in September 2015 and I am hoping to introduce him to other work experience placements that do not include so much walking.

Michaela Lennie Michael joined the college in September 2012 and settled into college life fairly smoothly. Michaela started her work experience at the Cup and Saucer in September 2013 and completed in the December. On returning to college in September 2014 Michaela started supported work experience at Park Court Sheltered Housing for the Elderly. Michaela learnt the routine quickly and enjoyed setting up the trolley and serving the residents. Michaela liked holding the raffle and choosing the prize each week. Michaela sometime found it hard to keep focused especially when working with another student.

Between September 2014 and May 2015 Michaela help to raise £176.58 for Macmillan Nurses the chosen charity of the residents of Park Court from the weekly raffle. The manager and the residents of Park Court told me how pleased they are with the coffee mornings and hope it goes on for years to come. Michaela is returning to college in September 2015 carrying on with the full time Pathway programme. Michaela is keen to try other work experience placements in the catering sector.

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Phillip Lines Phillip joined the college in September 2014 and during his first few months showed he is more suited to practical tasks. He has been involved in college work tasks as part of the water dispenser team. Phillip was recommended by Simon Hancock to join the Cup and Saucer team. After contacting Phillip’s parents they felt he was not ready for such a big step. It was decided that Philip would shadow Samuel Johnson at the Cup and Saucer.

Phillip worked his two shifts with Sam and was happy to help giving advice and reminders to Sam. He decided that the walking was too much and it seemed best for him to carry on with his college work tasks.

Phillip is returning to college Pathways programme in September 2015 where I will explore suitable opportunities for external work experience. Harry Middle Harry joined the college in September 2010 and completed his first three years mainly with Innovations. Harry joined the Pathway programme in September 2013 and started his supported work experience trial at Luccombe Manor Hotel November 2013 helping the Maintenance team. Over the months his understanding of the tasks, skills and confidence excelled; he is now able to work on familiar tasks without college support, working under the direction of the Maintenance Manager.

Harry’s positive work ethic, understanding of the job, reliability and good time keeping has been rewarded with paid part time summer employment.

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Harry returned to college in September 2014 and has carried on with his work experience once a week at Luccombe Manor Hotel supported by college staff to enable him to learn more aspects of the hotel maintenance role. During this time he has learnt many new tasks including hot tub and swimming pool maintenance. Harry started his part-time summer employment on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday’s during the spring half-term holiday.

In March 2015 Harry started a work experience placement at County Hall shredding confidential waste. Harry has enjoyed this task and would like to carry on with it in September.

Harry is returning to college in September 2015, the maintenance manager at Luccombe Manor has asked if Harry can carry on with his one day a week work experience supported by a member of college staff to give his the opportunity to learn more elements of the maintenance role. Josh Orr Josh joined the college in September 2013 and quickly fitting into college life. He is a very friendly student and likes to be helpful. Josh started at the Cup and Saucer in January 2014 and also worked some shifts through the college holidays. Josh is a very friendly and helpful; try’s very hard to do his best.

Josh’s confidence is growing and is happy to serve customers. Josh is becoming more aware of coins and is starting to demonstrate 2 x 50p = £1.00 when serving customers. Josh completed his time at the Cup and Saucer in December 2014.

When Josh returned to college in September 2014 and started his work experience at Park Court Sheltered Housing for the Elderly in September. Josh began very well and after three sessions had started to learn the routine. Josh’s family contacted me and said that Josh was showing signs of anxiety and felt it would be best for him to stop Park Court and carry on with the Cup and Saucer until December. Josh is returning to the Pathways Programme in September 2015. Josh completed a new skills survey before we broke up for summer. I am hoping to introduce Josh to work experience tasters within the new Pathway Building as he seems very keen to try new things.

Matthew Partridge Matthew has been at college for over six years and is suited to practical tasks. He has been heavily involved in the recycling and water dispenser tasks. Matthew completed his supported work experience at the Cup and Saucer in September 2013, he had been involved in the project since it started in November 2012 and felt he had enough. Matthew said he did not like making hot drinks but did enjoy counting the money. Matthew turned down external work experience at the Hospice Warehouse for 2013-14 academic year but said he would go and have a look next academic year. When Matthew returned to college in September 2014 he came to me and asked if he could start his work experience at the Hospice Warehouse in Newport.

Matthew has done well at the Hospice Warehouse sorting the CD’s and DVD’s for resale. He is meticulous and checks every one to see that it is good enough quality for sale in the shops. During the academic year the venue changed from Newport to Lake and Matthew coped with the changes very well. Peter the manager of the Hospice Warehouses told me he is very happy with the quality of work and dedication for the Pathways learners who volunteer. During this time Matthew has found himself some voluntary work for Saturdays. He works one day a month at The Living Room Cafe and the other Saturdays at Cancer Research shop in Newport.

Matthew is returning to college in September 2015 and I am hoping to help expand his voluntary work placements in Newport. 5 10 15 20 25 Target achievements Matthew Partridge Hospice Warehouse independent one prompt occasional prompts Total assistance

Judd Phillip Judd joined the college in September 2013 and started at the Cup and Saucer straight away. He is a very polite person and got on well with the County Hall staff. He learnt the routine and demonstrated good money skills when on the trolley run. Judd was not prepared to work through college holidays so completed in April 2014.

During this academic year he tried out Ventnor Community Café November 2013 but this work experience did not suit him and finished after three sessions. Judd started at the Hospice Warehouse in Newport in March 2014 he learnt the routine quickly and seemed to enjoy the work sorting bric-a-brac and books.

When Judd returned to college in September 2014 he carried on with the Hospice Warehouse at Newport until November 2014 when the Hospice moved the books and bric-a-brac part of their operation to their Lake warehouse. The Newport warehouse is concentrating on clothes and Judd was not interested in sorting clothes or travelling to Lake. Judd said he would like to try some painting so I arranged for him to have a taster in the College’s Painting and Decorating Department. Judd did very well and showed a natural ability; he listened and was able to understand and follow the instructions. Judd has the opportunity to move on to Insights in September 2015 either full time or a joint programme with Pathways.

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Qasim Powell Qasim has been at college for more than 4 years, and is over 25 and a part-time learner. Qasim carried on with his work experience volunteering at Ventnor Community café in September 2014 after covering the summer holiday shifts. Many customers have been leaving tips for the learners. This money is divided equally between the two learners working that day. The committee of the Ventnor Community Café are very impressed with the learner’s commitment and very pleased with the arrangement between Isle of Wight College and Ventnor Committee Café.

Qas is very keen to work and has volunteered to help out at different venues; Isle of Wight Council offices, shredding confidential waste. He did not enjoy this role and decided it was not for him. Qas volunteered to help out with the Principles cups during February 2015 review week. Qas has also helped out with the Bookpeople with the reservation service. He is a natural salesman and able to communicate confidently with customers and secured many sales. The owner of the Bookpeople is extremely happy with all the learners who have been involved with the selling of his books. Over the last 6 months the learners have collectively sold over £1,500 worth of books; earning £150 in commission.

Qas will need to work with people he knows, he still needs a lot of prompts to focus on the job in hand. I have suggested that he contacts John’s Club charity shop in Shanklin to see if he can volunteer there, where he knows the staff well.

Qas has the opportunity to come back to college as a part-time learner in September 2015. He is still very keen to carry on with the Ventnor Community Café. 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Target achievements Qasim Powell Book People Ventnor Community Cafe independent one prompt occasional prompts Total assistance

Amy Rosser Amy joined the college in September 2012 and gradually settled in. Amy started her work experience at the Cup and Saucer in May 2013. During the summer holiday Amy volunteered to work 2 shifts a week and became very familiar with the tasks. Amy is able to write the labels for the cakes and rolls independently; set up the trolley with minimum support; refill stock independently without any prompts; Amy knows the route around County Hall when doing the trolley run (Amy does not use the lifts) and has enjoyed the social and communication side of the tasks.

Amy completed at the Cup and Saucer in October 2014. Amy asked if she could try out at Ventnor Community Café on Fridays. Amy started at Ventnor Community Café in October 2014 and works every other week. Amy is enjoying the experience and is making the soup with minimal support but has found the longer day difficult 09.30 to 15.00). After a discussion with college staff, which supports Amy and her carers, it has been decided that Amy only works to 1pm and then goes home. Amy has volunteered to work nearly every Friday during the summer holidays and we are hoping she will start feeling more confident and start to work towards staying for the full shift.

Many customers have been leaving tips for the learners. This money is divided equally between the two learners working that day. The committee of the Ventnor Community Café are very impressed with the learner’s commitment and very pleased with the arrangement between Isle of Wight College and Ventnor Committee Café. Amy is returning to the Pathways programme in September 2015; after the summer holidays I will assess if the Ventnor Community Café is the right placement for Amy or if she needs to try something else.

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Charlie Scott-Jackson Charlie has been at college for over 4 years and started his work experience at the Cup and Saucer in November 2012 when it opened. Charlie has clearly got a lot out of the experience and likes the structure of the shift. He completes his work to a high standard and in a quick time. He likes to be busy all the time and the trolley run plus the tea bar in the same shift has been a good experience for him.

Charlie is learning the appropriate way to approach and talk to customers. Charlie finished at the Cup and Saucer in October 2014 and just before he left he mentored the new students who were starting after the October half-term. Charlie started at the Hospice Warehouse in Newport in March 2014 he learnt the routine quickly and seemed to enjoy the work sorting bric-a-brac, books and the electrical department items. When Charlie returned to college in September 2014 he carried on with the Hospice Warehouse at Newport until November 2014 when the Hospice moved the books, bric- a-brac and electrical part of their operation to their Lake warehouse.

Charlie was happy to work at Lake and it was arranged that a member of the Hospice staff who is qualified in PAT testing would help Charlie learn procedure. Charlie really enjoyed the PAT testing and quickly learnt the process; inspecting, documenting and labelling the electrical items that had passed the test. We were hoping that Charlie would be able to take the Hospice online test but unfortunately this did not happen. The last two months of the work experience Charlie did not always have the opportunity to work in the electrical department. Often when we arrived he was asked to help out with the online sales for Amazon.

Charlie was clearly disappointed but coped fairly well and always worked hard on any task given to him. Peter the manager of the Hospice Warehouses told me he is very happy with the quality of work and dedication for the Pathways learners who volunteer. Charlie has received Work Skills Award this year for all his hard work and the way he handled the changes to his usual routine at work experience venues.

Charlie is returning to college in September 2015 re-joining the Pathways programme. I am looking into finding another placement or course where Charlie can carry on learning PAT testing. 5 10 15 20 25 30 Target achievements Charlie Scott-Jackson Cup and Saucer Hospice Warehouse independent one prompt occasional prompts Total assistance

Josie Shaw Josie joined Pathways in September 2014 after completing a year in Insights. Josie was keen to try out the Cup and Saucer and started in the September. After one session Josie had some time off college and was unable to attend her work experience.

Josie returned to college and re started the Cup and Saucer in November 2014. Josie has learnt all elements of the morning shift; labelling the rolls and cakes and preparing the trolley for the Flying Saucer trolley run. Josie’s confidence has grown; she will announce her presence with a clear voice when entering the offices. Josie is happy to speak to her customers and she now knows all the prices of the stock. Josie uses the calculator and gives change with confidence. Josie has thrived in this environment where it is quiet, friendly, structured and encouraging. The County Hall staff have often told me how they have noticed increased confidence and self-assurance from the learners during their time at the Cup and Saucer project.

Josie is returning to college in September 2015 continuing with the Pathway programme. I am looking for other work experience placements for Josie to try. Josie told me the right working environment is more essential than the type of work. 5 10 15 20 25 30 Target achievements Josie Shaw Cup and Saucer independent one prompt occasional prompts Total assistance

Alexandria Stowe Alexandria joined the College’s Pathway Programme in September 2014. She was keen to try work experience with the Bookpeople and started in the end of September. Alexandria learnt the routine very quickly and enjoyed writing out the reservation forms.

Alexandria did not like it when it was quiet and became discouraged. Alexandria asked to finish in December where she wanted to concentrate on her class work. Alexandria has the opportunity to return to college in September 2015 with a joint programme between Insights and Pathways.

Joshua Styles Joshua joined Pathways in September 2014 after completing a year in Insights. During his time at Insights Joshua started work experience at the Cup and Saucer in January 2014. Joshua worked shifts through the college holidays and completed in October 2014. Joshua is very polite and attentive when serving the customers. Joshua is happy to carry out all tasks to best of his ability. Joshua requested at his Cup and Saucers last review if he could try out different types of work experience and start some travel training.

Joshua started with the Oxfam Books at Newport in January 2015.

This work experience placement was linked with a travel training programme. At the Oxfam Book shop Josh had the task of researching the books and finding a selling price either for the shop or their online sales section. Josh got on well with the other volunteers and acted on instruction given to him by the shop manager. He enjoyed using the online Book finder and EBay to research unusual books and items. Joshua completed his placement at the end of February 2015. Rowen the manager of Oxfam Books told Josh that if he wanted to 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 Target achievements Alexandria Stowe Book People independent one prompt occasional prompts Total assistance

volunteer at any time he would be very welcome. During his time at Oxfam Books Joshua became competent at walking from the college to the Honey Hill bus stop, catching the bus to Newport bus station independently. Josh met a member of college staff at the bus station and walked to the Oxfam Shop. After Oxfam Books work experience finished Joshua’s travel training continued. He is learning the route home from the college using the bus; he can recognise his stop where to get off and has the confidence to stop the bus independently. Josh is using the pelican and zebra crossings independently and with confidence.

Joshua’s self-assurance has grown and is able to recognised safe places and time to cross quiet local roads around his local area. Josh is still working on road crossing and is becoming more self-reliant each session and is able to make the ‘first move’ without prompts. Friday 17th April, Joshua had a work experience taster in the IT department at college. He helped Jamie from IT update some computers with new components. Joshua enjoyed the experience where in the past he had said that he wanted to work with computers. Joshua told me after his taster session that he felt there was not the jobs on the island for him so would like to try something else.

Joshua started his work experience with Ventnor Community café on Friday 1st May. He works alternate weeks and has volunteered to work his shifts over the summer holiday. Josh at present has a taxi to transport him to and from the café in Ventnor. Joshua is returning to college in September 2015 and carrying on with Ventnor Community Café and hopefully will be able to include travel training by bus to and from the Ventnor.

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Katie Vince Katie joined the Pathways programme in September 2012 and settled into college very quickly. Katie started her work experience in September 2013 for Park Court Sheltered housing for the elderly and at her finial review asked if she could work with animals. In February 2015 Katie started her work experience at the Donkey Sanctuary at Wroxall working with Alysha. During the half-term Katie did her bus travel training to and from the Sanctuary.

Katie tried all tasks given to her and worked in all weathers. Katie enjoyed the grooming and feeding of the donkeys but the picking up of faeces from the fields and cleaning out of the stables she did not enjoy. Katie completed her work experience in May and at her review told me she was starting to find it boring and would it be possible to try another animal based placement. Derek the owner of the Donkey Sanctuary spoke highly of Katie and Alysha and thanked them for all their help. In June Katie had one session at West Wight Alpacas and really enjoyed it. She helped clean out, laid down fresh stew in the miniature goat’s enclosure and also feed the donkeys.

Katie work really hard and put a lot of effort into each task given. Katie is returning to college in September 2015 and re-joining the Pathway programme. Katie has asked if she can go back to West Wight Alpacas and learn more about animal care.

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Emma Walker Emma has been coming to college for over 6 years, starting in the Innovations department and then joined the Pathways programme. Emma started her work experience with the Cup and Saucer soon after it opened in November 2012. Emma is very friendly and polite when serving the customers. She enjoyed the trolley run more than the tea bar where it is busier. Emma enjoyed the relaxed environment and did her best at all tasks.

Emma asked if she could try another work experience placement and completed with the Cup and Saucer on 2nd May 2014. Emma started her new placement at Art2artz in Sandown on Friday 9th May 2014. Emma worked during the summer holidays carried on with her work experience when she returned to college in September 2014.

Emma did very well at Art2artz learning the routine quickly and completed all tasks to a very high standard. Eileen Shaff the owner was very impressed with Emma; her friendly, polite and helpful nature is ideal for a retail/catering setting. The owner of Art2artz had to move her business from Sandown and now works from home. Eileen gave Emma an excellent reference when she finished at the end of February 2015. At her final review Emma mentioned that she would like to volunteer in a nice Charity shop. Emma is returning to college in September 2015 as a part-time learner; she is now over 25.

Emma is not sure whether she can volunteer where she has to pay for one to one support.

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Justine Watson Justine joined the Pathways programme in September 2014. Justine was very keen to try work experience and joined the Cup and Saucer in mid-September. Justine has done well during this academic year at the Cup and Saucer; she prices up the labels for the cakes, speaks clearly when entering the offices, can give change with confidents and will say good morning and thank you without prompts. Justine has become independent in many of the tasks and remembers the route around County Hall.

Sometimes she needs prompts to remain focused but this has improved over the year. The County Hall staff have often told me how they have noticed increased confidence and self-assurance from the learners during their time at the Cup and Saucer project. Justine has volunteered to work all the college holidays over this year and is a reliable team member.

Justine is returning to the Pathways programme in September 2015 and has asked if she could try a new work experience placements. Justine said she would like to have a trial with the Bookpeople. 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Target achievements Justine Watson Cup and Saucer independent one prompt occasional prompts Total assistance

Alex Westmore Alex joined the Pathway programme September 2012 and it became apparent that he is more suited to practical tasks. He is very interested in gardening and started his work experience in September 2014 with Coburg Court Sheltered Housing for the elderly.

Alex has been working with another student helping to clear, weed and plant up the planters around the entrance of Coburg Court. Alex has clearly enjoyed the experience and has shown sound knowledge of plants and planting procedures. Alex can become tired very quickly but tried to complete the tasks given. The Manager of Coburg Court is very pleased with the learners work and has asked if it is possible for a plaque to be made stating the Isle of Wight College Pathway learners look after the planters. Alex also worked some afternoons in the college greenhouse re planting seedlings, planting up seed trays and tending them for planting out at Coburg Court.

The surplus plants were sold here in college to help raise funds. Alex has applied to come back to college in September re-joining the Pathway programme. Alex will carry on with his gardening at Coburg Court. I am also offering Alex the chance to help paint the benches at Coburg and Park Court. Alex will be given the chance to expand his gardening skills by being involved with gardens around the new ‘Pathway Building’.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Target achievements Alex Westmore Coburg Court independent one prompt occasional prompts Total assistance

The Cup and Saucer During this academic year the format for the Cup and Saucer changed. The main part of the work experience is the Flying Saucer trolley run which goes ahead every morning during the week. Throughout the year the Cup and Saucer afternoon opening reduced to two days a week; due to learners not wanting to carry on or no learning support available. The Cup and Saucer’s financial year 1st August 2014 to 31st July 2015 the money generated is just over £2,000 from Scarrots Lane Bakery commission, Isle of Wight Council booked refreshments and profits from selling snacks.

On Wednesday afternoons four St. George’s students have had the opportunity for a 6 to 8 week taster session. The learners are supported by St. George’s staff and overseen by myself. All the learners benefited from the experience; being involved with an afternoon trolley run. All the St. George’s staff who supported were amazed how the students coped with the tasks and how much the learner’s confidence has grown. The staff were also very complementary about the whole project.

On Thursdays Insight learners were involved in the morning and afternoon Flying Saucer trolley runs. The learners also opened the tea bar over the lunch time period. During this academic year five Insight students had the opportunity to work at the Cup and Saucer supported by staff from Insights. The Cup and Saucer is open throughout the summer holiday and four Pathways learners have volunteered their time to work Monday to Thursday 09:30 to 2:30pm. During this time they will be offering a morning trolley run and opening the Cup and Saucer tea bar during the lunch time period.

In September 2015 new students will be joining the Pathways programme and will be offered the opportunity to link into the pre-internship project.

Hopefully we will be able to open mornings and afternoons during the week and offer full holiday cover. After a meeting with the Workplace Coordinator at St. Georges School; she is keen to carry on with the arrangement of St. George’s students accessing the Cup and Saucer. Ventnor Community Café Four students have been involved in the Friday café at Ventnor; two learners per week, alternate weeks. The trade has been slow but the learners have had a chance to prepare soup, scones and small cakes for the Friday and Saturday café. The committee are happy with this arrangement as it is very helpful for the local volunteers on a Saturdays.

A new Friday Lunchtime Club for Senior Citizen was launched on Friday 3rd July. The club is advertised and will be running every Friday between 12:30 and 2:30pm. During this time the learners will be serving freshly made soup and a selection of freshly made scones. The learners will also have the opportunity to chat with the seniors and play board games.