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College

William Morris College provides:

  • Education for high needs learners
  • Professional staff highly trained across a range of specialisms
  • Bespoke one-to-one programmes following our ‘curriculum 24’
  • Nationally-recognised Ascentis qualifications, where appropriate
  • Day or residential placements, in Hiram and Merton houses

**Ofsted Inspection Overall Rating GOOD July 2016 **

The curriculum provided by William Morris College follows a holistic approach to ensure an individual’s intellectual, emotional and physical needs are recognised, addressed and valued.

Students participate in a variety of sessions in the college so they can make choices and build up an individualised learning programme. In addition, all students have the opportunity to learn and practise embedded and discrete Independent Living Skills, embedded (and in some cases discrete) Functional Skills, and to undertake units of accreditation.

All students have an individual student-friendly timetable, and a weekly 1:1 session with their Personal Tutor, where their programmes and individual Learning Plans (ILPs) are reviewed. The tutor supports and nurtures self-advocacy skills in every one of our students.

The college morning starts at 9.30am and finishes at 12.00pm and sees the students take part in a varied educational programme including Sensory Programmes, Art, Music, Cooking, Community Celebration, Individual Tutorial Sessions, Work Experience and Volunteering. The program continues with a lunch, social time and afternoon sessions, including Individual Therapies, Craft Workshops, Horticulture and Independent Travel. All students reflect on their activities and progress via the use of personal cameras used to document their waking hours, and to make an interactive document to share with their family or caregivers fortnightly.

“Good education and training, literacy and numeracy are fully integrated into students’ study programmes.”

Ofsted Report - Read full report here

The college uses weekly achievement certificates and Ascentis Accreditation to provide students with formal recognition and celebration of their progress here. Accreditation spans from Pre-Entry Level to Level 1. Depending on their abilities and the length of their programme at William Morris College, students can obtain an Ascentis Award, Certificate or Diploma.

At William Morris College we are passionate about our approach to education, learning programmes are individualised and we ensure that the student’s programmes are structured around the students’ areas of learning, personal interests, aspirations and long term goals.

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