Chatsworth Futures

Chatsworth Futures is a day college in Salford for young people with severe learning difficulties
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Address:

Chatsworth Futures
Vicarage Road
Swinton
Salford
Greater Manchester
M27 0NB
  • Course Length:
    38 weeks per year
  • Residential or Day:
    Day provision
  • Course Dates:
    Courses start in September and throughout the year
  • Maximum Number of Students:
    40
  • Age Range:
    19 - 25 years

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General Description

Chatsworth Futures is a special day college in Eccles, Salford, meeting the needs of people with severe learning disabilities, profound and multiple learning disabilities and autism spectrum conditions. We provide a small, supportive and challenging environment to empower and enable learners to develop their functional skills, independence, communication and skills for living, using practical activities and realistic contexts in which to learn, develop and grow.

Curriculum

Person-centred planning, independence, functional skills, communication and personal and social development are at the core of our learning programmes. We offer highly individualised programmes in a range of areas including English and maths, early communication, cognitive and sensory skills, daily living skills, horticulture, cookery and arts and crafts. Learners participate in a range of enrichment activities and community trips and visits.

Specialist Facilities

  • we have a newly refurbished building providing a range of safe learning environments
  • 3 classrooms, a dining room, kitchen facilities
  • highly experienced and dedicated qualified teachers and teaching assistants
  • challenging behaviour expertise
  • music therapy
  • sensory integration
  • dance and movement, 
  • a variety of community based learning and teaching facilities.
  • > Our expertise

    We have expertise in meeting the needs of students with:

    • Severe learning difficulties
    • Profound and multiple learning difficulties
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Autism spectrum disorder with associated challenging behaviour
    • Communication difficulties
    • Behavioural difficulties
  • > Our curriculum

    We offer:

    • A personal development programme
    • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
    • Opportunities to experiment with sound, touch, smell and sight in order to aid learning
    • Opportunities to improve communication skills such as the use of Makaton, Bliss, symbols or objects of reference
    • A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
    • Opportunities to develop strategies to promote appropriate behaviour
    • Opportunities for students to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
    • Opportunities to follow vocational courses
  • > Our specialist services

    • A range of therapeutic services
    • Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements
    • Sessions to improve posture and mobility

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