Our Inclusive Learning department welcomes students with a variety of moderate, severe, and profound learning difficulties and disabilities. Our programmes are personalised and taught in realistic, working environments.
Lessons are delivered within our specialist department, but we encourage students to integrate into mainstream college life through shared facilities such as our canteen and Learning Centre. We have a range of specialist facilities including IT suites with accessibility software, interactive whiteboards, accessible kitchens and OptiMusic, and, at Southall Community College, a replica studio flat and sensory room.
We are committed to providing education of the highest quality for everyone and believe that everybody has the potential to study, whatever their ability or background.
High Needs provision is embedded within our Inclusive Learning department and across the college on mainstream programs. The college recognises its role in supporting learners with high support needs and is proactive in ensuring that the appropriate support and resources are in place and applied in line with Education, Health and Care plans.
A student with high needs is defined as a young person aged 16 to 18 who requires additional support costing over £6,000 and any young person aged 19 to 24 subject to a learning difficulty assessment or, in future, an education, health and care plan, who requires additional support costing over £6,000.
Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 explains the current arrangements for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The Act aims to encourage education, health and social care services to work together. Local authorities must describe the provision available to young people in the area by publicising the ‘local offer’. A young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they have: