42 St Mary's Road
- Telephone Number: 01509 815696
- Email Address: Clare.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.homefieldcollege.ac.uk
Autistic spectrum conditions, communication difficulties, learning difficulties
36 weeks per year, but we can cater for 51 weeks
- Residential or
Residential and day
Our education courses start in September but we are flexible about this
- Maximum Number of
6 residential and 70 day learners
16 - 25 years (education funding) 25 + years (social service)
The college can support students with a range of learning disabilities, adapting the teaching and support we offer to meet each student's needs and strengths.
- Expertise in meeting the needs of students with autism spectrum disorder
- Expertise in meeting the needs of students with moderate learning difficulties
- Expertise in meeting the needs of students with severe learning difficulties
- Expertise in meeting the needs of students with severe autism spectrum disorder
- Expertise in meeting the needs of students with communication difficulties
- Expertise in meeting the needs of students with behavioural difficulties
- Expertise in meeting the needs of students with multi-sensory impairment
- Expertise in meeting the needs of students who have specific learning difficulties
Homefield College recognises that all students are unique and have different interests, strengths, abilities and needs. We give each student an individualised learning programme that is tailored to their needs and a wide range of innovative learning and development programmes help them make the most of college life.
The college is set in a village and students are encouraged to become part of the community, accessing its facilities as part of their learning and development. Life skills and independence are a key focus for all our students and we offer a good range of vocational courses that are delivered in high street settings such as a café and print shop, horticultural and woodwork enterprises.
Homefield uses IT innovatively within the curriculum and students can take part in photography, TV and radio production or help to run our eBay enterprise. Students get the chance to develop hobbies and enjoy a full social life, with evening and weekend activities such as swimming and football.
- Opportunities to follow vocational courses
- A social skills programme
- A programme to enable students to learn more about themselves and how to form relationships
- Opportunities for students to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
- A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
- Opportunities for work experience
- Opportunities to explore a range of living options after college
- Opportunities to experience real work situations
The college can support students with a range of learning difficulties, adapting the teaching and support we offer to meet each student's needs and strengths. The majority of students that attend Homefield College are on the autistic spectrum.
- In-house speech and language therapy
- Specialist training to enable independent travel
- Residential provision extending beyond the academic year
- A range of therapeutic services
- Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements
- Specialist orientation and mobility training to enable independent travel
- Guidance and counselling services
- Waking night residential staff