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Supporting Young People with SEND in College


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Supporting Young People with SEND in College
by Joe Baldwin
Head of Learning Support and SEND Transition

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Supporting Young People with SEND in College

  1. 1. Supporting Young People with SEND in College GloucestershireCollege Joe Baldwin Head of Learning Support and SENDTransition
  2. 2. College Life GloucestershireCollege How many full-time students are enrolled at Gloucestershire College? Is an general Further Education (FE) college right for all young people?
  3. 3. Gloucestershire College GloucestershireCollege CheltenhamRoyal Forest of Dean Gloucester
  4. 4. Gloucestershire College GloucestershireCollege
  5. 5. Transitions Team Our transitions team offer the following support for SEND students: • Liaise with schools, parents/carers and young people andYouth Support Service • Arrange visits to College • Attend school EHCP annual reviews (year 10 and 11) • Invite students to our transition assessment programme (Link) • Work with the Learning Support team to ensure the right support is in place • Facilitate Education Health and Care Plan reviews in College OurTransition was rated as outstanding in our recent Ofsted report (2013) GloucestershireCollege
  6. 6. Learning Support • Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) – in class This might include: Scribes, Readers, Note-taking • Break / lunch time support • Autism and Asperger’s syndrome • Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) support • Access arrangements and reasonable adjustments for examinations • Personal Care for health and medical support • British Sign Language (BSL) and Makaton • Speech and Language Therapy • AssistiveTechnology • Adapted resources (audio and braille) • Visual Stress testing and resource adaptation • Risk assessments and Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) GloucestershireCollege
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  8. 8. Specialist Personal Care Facilities
  9. 9. Quiet Autism Spaces
  10. 10. Autism Quiet Study Pods
  11. 11. STUDY SUPPORT Maths l English l Study Skills l Language : + @ GC_LearningSup
  12. 12. Entry Level Provision GloucestershireCollege Independent Living Discover Courses Offered*: • Preparing for Independence • Developing Independence • Exploring Independence Courses Offered*: • Discover Work Skills • Discover Opportunities *All courses are subject to minimum group size requirements being achieved
  13. 13. Independent Living Pathway GloucestershireCollege Aim Promote learners' communication and social interaction skills, confidence building, and English and math skills at appropriate levels. The overall long-term aim is of securing better self awareness, self advocacy and ultimately a better quality of life. Other Information • Four pathways for 16 to 24-year-olds. • No formal entry requirements as all students will be invited to attend a transition programme where their needs and suitability will be assessed.
  14. 14. Discover Pathway GloucestershireCollege Aim To promote students’ independence, social interaction skills and transferable employability skills, with the long term view of students securing employment in either the supported or open labour market, or progressing onto higher level courses within the college. Other Information • Three pathways for 16-24 year olds. • Students will have moderate to lower level of additional support in order to move onto higher level courses and/or employment. • Students will be working towards Entry level 3 or Level 1 qualifications. Courses will have work-related activities and work tasters as appropriate.
  15. 15. Supported Internships GloucestershireCollege • First FE pilot in Gloucestershire (15/16) • 13 learners placed • 7 sites across Gloucestershire • 4 days per week in employment / 1 day per week in College • Job coaches working across sites to support learners
  16. 16. Supporting Young People with SEND in College GloucestershireCollege Joe Baldwin Head of Learning Support and SENDTransition