Learner support at Hereward College

Hereward College, which specialises in educating young people with learning disabilities and additional needs, has been praised by Ofsted inspectors who said students there “enjoy their learning” and “feel safe and protected”.

 

In a new report on the college, which offers live-in residential as well as day provision for 16 to 24 year olds needing a range of support, Ofsted said its leaders have worked “tirelessly” and with a “relentless focus” to improve student safety and success.

 

All learners at Hereward College have access to a range of support to ensure their journey through college runs as smoothly as possible.

 

When learners start college they are allocated a Progress Coach who has responsibility for monitoring their progress and development. The Progress Coach will be their first point of contact for course related help and advice during their time at college.

 

Progress Coaches provide one-to-one support, set medium and long term goals, provide regular reviews and also provide regular parents’ evenings throughout the year.

 

Learners also have access to:

 

  • Job Coaches – to encourage the development of employability skills and arrange work placements.
  • Therapies – available to all learners, depending on your needs (including Speech and Language and Physiotherapy).
  • Mentors – for those who need help with social and emotional skill development.

 

Independent Learning Support

 

Hereward College’s Independent Learning Support team assists the whole academic and vocational curriculum – either on a 1:1 basis or support as part of a group. They also offer personal care and supervision tailored to each student, even during unstructured times.

 

They will help learners to find ways to do as much as they can for themselves and to be in control of their own learning and care. They know things change and check with learners regularly to make sure they feel their support is right.

 

We offer a range of support in lessons, off-site study, homework, educational visits and also deliver transition to independence skills as part of Hereward’s Enrichment Programme.

 

How can we help?

 

  • Practical support like note taking, typing, organisation and planning
  • Mobility support
  • Assist with improvement of communication and decision making
  • Working with others
  • Setting up equipment
  • Personal care

 

Hereward College is a college for young people with disabilities and additional needs based in Coventry. Since 1971 we have been offering inclusive provision and specialist facilities for both day and residential learners with complex disabilities and learning difficulties.

 

Our vision is to prepare our learners for the next stage of their lives, providing them with outstanding employability skills and greater control over their future. We have a focus on creating independent individuals who can make more of their own decisions about work, education, health and living.

 

We have extensive partnerships with employers and an expanding supported internship study programme. The internships build upon all the skills that the young people have developed in college and extend them even further in real work situations.

 

Political activity is also important to the Hereward community and we encourage our learners to have a ‘voice’ in the issues that affect them. We also support the Natspec and NUS campaigns which addresses the inequalities faced by young people with learning difficulties or disabilities.

 

We are extremely proud of the achievements of all our learners and our hugely committed and dedicated staff which support them.

 

For more information on full time application or residential enquiries visit www.hereward.ac.uk or email admissions@hereward.ac.uk or call 024 7642 6173.

 

Hereward College, Bramston Crescent, Tile Hill, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV4 9SW