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 Art and Design, Creative Media, Life Skills: cooking 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 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.

The Latest Covid-19 updates

We follow the government guidelines and the new national lockdown restrictions. Therefore, face to face lessons are cancelled until mid-February.
From Monday 11th January we are starting online lessons.

During the national lockdown we are using Microsoft Teams to deliver our lessons.

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Lockdown timetable

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 our students BTEC Award - Sport and Leisuire Activities to give them the opportunity to engage in learning that is relevant to them and provide a chance to develop a range of sporting skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. This course provides knowledge and understanding of the sport sector and prepares for potential employment in this field.
BTEC Art and Design
This course is a great opportunity for NICE students to express themselves. The courses cover all art forms, from fine to digital, providing students with a broad base of understanding and plenty of opportunities to find their own style.
BTEC Performing Arts
This course provides an engaging and stimulating introduction to the world of performing arts. It also provides a good introduction to performing arts for learners in post-16 education, ensuring that every learner taking the qualification completes it with a level of understanding and skill on which to build at a later date. Additonally, it helps language aquisition and courage in speaking English.
Cooking course is an amazing and creative way to get into the healthy eating. Our students learn about planning the meal budget, health and safety in the kitchen, how to prepare and serve food. Additionally, they gain knowledge about unique recipes from around the world and use their imagination and taste buds to create new delicious recipes.

Learning Sanctuary Timetable

Learning Sanctuary Gallery

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