Strathmore College in Stoke on Trent is an independent, specialist residential and day college providing individualised programmes for young people aged 16-25 years.
Learners' needs range from mild to severe learning difficulties/disabilities and learners with an autistic spectrum condition, emotional and social behaviour issues, Down's syndrome and speech and language difficulties, coupled with other health related mental or physical difficulties.
We are a national provider, accepting learners from across the UK.
Strathmore College always aims to deliver outstanding outcomes for all learners, providing innovative learning experiences, highly personalised support and individualised programmes of learning delivered in safe and creative learning environments.
Our approach enables young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to progress towards adulthood learning to manage their anxieties, build resilience to cope day to day.
All programmes are designed to focus on the learner's priorities identified under Preparation for Adulthood and links to their Education and Health Care Plan. We aim to enhance their skills and abilities to take them into the next stage of their lives.
Learning takes place in realistic and meaningful, practical work-based activities, linked with external exmployers. Young people are supported to gain vocational qualifications to support their progression and next steps.
Communication, English and maths are developed throughout the young person's programme and where appropriate leads to qualifications.
We have strong established partnerships with other providers to deliver highly meaningful community based activities that enable our learners to engage and progress well.
We work closely with local employers to provide our learners with a manageable pathway into the world of work.
A person centred approach is taken to supporting learners, through a multi disciplinary approach of Psychology, Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy and counselling.
Learners are provided with support that enables them to engage in learning. Changes in need are responded to swiflty to ensure aspirational, positive outcomes are met.
Behavioural Support Plans are developed to support learners and progress made evidenced.