National Initiative of Creative Education, in alliance with Hull City Council and Rise Academy, have been commissioned to deliver a full time curriculum for year 11 students who have entered into the city at the later stages of KS4. The Learning Sanctuary programme supports up to 25 non English speaking learners from 10 different nationalities.

Our provision helps newly arrived young people in the transition process from KS4 into further education. Our programme consists of Functional Skills: English, Maths; BTEC Vocational Qualifications, Life Skills: boxing and sport classes, as well as BTEC Self-Assessment and Career Progression. 

We believe our unique, approachable and creative methods in education raise students’ motivation, self-esteem and lead them to achieve their full potential.

All learners have the opportunity to complete up to 8 qualifications tailored to their personal interest and level; each learner is guaranteed a progression route in to post 16 education following the completion of the course.

In addition to the curriculum the programme also offers a robust family outreach service which supports whole family engagement considering; social, cultural, immigration, employment, and housing advice and guidance.

Migrant children often come to England with great subject knowledge, talents and great potential, which unfortunately is curbed by the low level of English. Our support helps to fill in the language gap and allow them to thrive and achieve.

Functional Skills - Maths
NICE provides series of Maths courses for young people, from entry level 1, 2 and 3, Level 1 to Level 2. Our lessons help newly arrived migrant improve their maths skills in practical ways. The scheme of work is based on the real-life examples and situations, to build up skills the learners may need for further education, work and day-to-day life.
Functional Skills - English ESOL
Our learners improve their English with Functional Skills ESOL on levels: entry 1, 2, 3, level 1 and 2. The lessons focus on developing skills like: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The scheme of work includes not only grammar and langauge, but also introduces the British culture, local heritage and traditions.
BTEC Award - Sport and Leisuire Activities
We offer BTEC Award - Sport and Leisuire Activities to give them the opportunity to engage in learning and provide a chance to develop a range of sporting skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
Hullitage Project
Hullitage Project is a new, creative programme supporting newly arrived in the UK young members of the local BAME communities in integration and adaptation processes.
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At NICE students take part in weekly Wellbeing sessions where to talk about their feelings and emotions, process of adaptation in the new environment and learn coping strategies to deal with mental health issues.

Learning Sanctuary Timetable

School Term Dates – Academic Year 2020/21

Autumn Term 2020

Teacher Training Days – 7th September 2020 (1 Days)

Tuesday 8th September
Friday 23rd October
Monday 2nd November
Wednesday 16th December

Spring Term 2021

Teacher Training Days – 4-5th January 2021 (2 Days)

Wednesday 6th January
Friday 12th February
Monday 22th February
Friday 26th March

Summer Term 2021

Teacher Training Days – 12th April 2021 (1 Days)

May Day – Friday 3rd May

Tuesday 13th April
Friday 28th May
Monday 7th June
Friday 23rd July