Signposting - Special educational needs - Additional Learning support at Wiltshire Colleges


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Post 16 Provision in Wiltshire

Additional Learning Support at Wiltshire Colleges

The Wiltshire College Additional Learning Support team can offer appointments to discuss support needs and may be able to offer young people with additional needs a support package to help them succeed on their course.

The support available varies and could include assessment of additional learning needs, in class support, access to specialist equipment or Literacy and numeracy support.

To find out more information contact the Additional Learning Support Manager for the appropriate Wiltshire College Campus:-

Chippenham and Lackham: Jen Jones
Tel: 01249 464644 ext: 3206

Salisbury: Tina Hughes
Tel: 01225 756424

Trowbridge: Yvonne McManus
Tel: 01722344339

Provision at Fairfield Farm College

Fairfield Farm College, situated in the village of Dilton Marsh in Wiltshire, is a specialist post 16 college. The farm site includes indoor and outdoor teaching areas, stables and arena, work-shops, barn, café and farm shop, catering kitchens and a student common room.

They provide a range of programmes for young people with learning disabilities. Learning takes place on the college site and student houses with real work-based learning opportunities, preparing students for living and working in the adult community. More information about courses and activities at the college can be found here.

The Harris Centre (Springfields Post 16 Provision)

Specialist Provision for Young People with SEND
The Harris Centre in Calne provides a range programmes for young people over 16 who have complex social and emotional needs, and young people who are highly anxious and/ or vulnerable, through a learning experience that supports preparation for adulthood. The aim of the curriculum is to enable a young person to access their own community; the place where they will live as adults and where they can best apply what they learn. For most young people, the curriculum will include support with:-

  • Daily Living Skills
  • Managing Personal Finances
  • Managing a Household
  • Safety Awareness
  • Responsible Citizenship
  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Vocational Learning
  • Work-based Learning
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Work Experience
  • Supported Internships

To be considered for a place at the Harris Centre, a young person would need a My Plan (EHC Plan), a Statement of Educational Needs or a Learning Difficulty Assessment (if it hasn’t been converted to a My Plan). For more information about the Harris Centre, see the information on this flyer or talk to your SEND Leadworker about a referral.