"The pictures are wonderful, it is great to see Jack look so happy in each of the photos.
You have no idea how happy this has made us all. Jack now has a purpose - he is living a rich and fulfilling life!
Thank you so much for all you are doing for Jack - we really do appreciate everything you do" - Parent, October 2016
CQC Inspection published 8 January 2020
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Overall Rating GOOD July 2016
“An atmosphere of mutual respect prevails.”
“The whole focus of the work of the college changed from a community-based approach, which predominantly focussed on workshops where students could develop craft and creative skills, to a more structured approach to providing study programmes.”
“Good education and training, literacy and numeracy are fully integrated into students’ study programmes.”
“Oral communication skills are at the heart of students’ programmes and all learn speaking and listening activities, with signing or symbol support where necessary."
“Staff develop students’ mathematics skills well through all practical activities and include measuring, weighing, calculating quantities, costing and timekeeping. Students effectively evaluate their own progress at the end of each learning session.”
“Students achieve their targets and make good progress, they successfully progress onto further training or into employment or voluntary work."
“All students take part in a wide range of additional activities based on their interests such as football, swimming, horsemanship, cooking and crafts. Students develop very good skills and make good progress in their living arrangements with many able to live more independently.”
“Students attend music, dance and astronomy courses at a local general further education (GFE) college and all students attend a range of community engagement activities. This helps to widen student's experiences and enables them to develop new interests."
"Well managed and well integrated therapeutic activities include speech and language support, counselling and occupational therapy assessments from National Health service staff. Students also take part in useful “handle” sessions, a form of brain gym, which staff are trained to deliver, and check progress against targets for managers to evaluate effectiveness.”
“The senior managers have maintained good links with the local authority, a broad range of local employers and a national employer. As a result, the range of external work experience opportunities has increased significantly and students benefit from taking part in more than one work placement linked to their interests and career aspirations.”
“Staff value the training opportunities they have had such as being able to study for teaching qualifications and a level 5 qualification in care.”
"In addition, all staff attend a programme of modern care thinking such as sensory communication and autism."
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"The 3 year residential college was the best thing he ever did" - Parent