Hesley Group Independent Specialist Colleges

Specialism: autism, complex needs, learning disabilities and challenging behaviour residential education.
Hesley Group Independent Specialist Colleges
Fullerton House College/Wlisic Hall College
Hesley Hall
Tickhill
DN11 9HH
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  • Brief Description:
    Specialism: autism, complex needs, learning disabilities and challenging behaviour residential education.
  • Course Length:
    41 week academic year (52 week residential care)
  • Residential or Day:
    Residential and day
  • Course Dates:
    Academic year begins 1st September, admissions accepted all year round
  • Maximum Number of Students:
    16
  • Age Range:
    18 - 25 years
  • Other Locations:
    Doncaster

General Description

Our Independent Specialist Colleges (ISCs) offer education and care for young adults (18-25) with complex needs including behaviour that may challenge and a learning disability, often in association with autism.
The ISC’s mission is to support transition into adult life, focusing on specific needs, capabilities and aspirations:

  • promoting greater independence
  • developing life skills
  • highly personalised programmes
  • preparation for community living

We Offer:

  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with severe autism spectrum disorder
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with behavioural difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with severe learning difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students who have been affected by abuse or personal trauma
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students who have specific learning difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with mental health needs

Curriculum

Our courses and programmes put the person at the centre of their learning and cover a wide range of experiences, from vocational courses to independent living. The driving force behind every programme is the person’s pathway and associated individual needs, aspirations, abilities and talents.

We provide the best learning experiences for the young adult because we deliver:

  • challenging and varied environments
  • activities where people are encouraged to develop the skills they need
  • specialist expertise in supporting learning through our strong multi-disciplinary team
  • highly personalised programmes, equipping the person with the skills they need for adult life
  • quality adult living accommodation that supports development of life-skills
  • continuous assessment and recognition of progress
  • internal and external quality assurance and monitoring systems
  • courses/learning experiences linked to external accreditation including ASDAN/OCN

We Offer:

  • Opportunities to follow vocational qualifications
  • A personal development programme
  • Opportunities for students to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
  • Opportunities for work experience
  • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
  • Opportunities to improve communication skills such as the use of Makaton, Bliss, symbols or objects of reference
  • Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities
  • Opportunities to improve and develop communication skills through the use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication aids

Specialist Facilities

  • high quality learning environments e.g. classrooms, kitchens, specialist workshops, ICT suites and local community facilities
  • high quality accommodation that maximises opportunities for promoting independent living
  • on site multi-disciplinary team including college tutors and support workers, consultant clinical psychologist, applied behaviour analysts, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists

We Offer:

  • In-house speech and language therapy
  • In-house psychology services
  • In-house occupational therapy
  • Specialist training to enable independent travel
  • Help with finding suitable long term provision
  • Waking night residential staff
  • Registered with the Care Quality Commission / Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales
  • Residential provision extending beyond the academic year

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A young adult concentrating on willow coppicing
A young adult enjoying the local outdoor activity centre
A young adult taking part in woodwork activities
A young adult visiting the local shop and purchasing goods

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This new list, developed as part of the Children and Families Act 2014, means that some parts of the Act apply to these independent institutions. This includes specialist colleges.