John Dewey Independent Specialist College (part of Area 51 Education Ltd)

An inspiring and engaging environment where young people with severe and complex learning disabilities thrive.
John Dewey Independent Specialist College (part of Area 51 Education Ltd)
1 Mallard Place
Coburg Road
London
N22 6TS
S41 status
  • Brief Description:
    An inspiring and engaging environment where young people with severe and complex learning disabilities thrive.
  • Course Length:
    38 weeks
  • Residential or Day:
    Day only
  • Course Dates:
    Sept – July annually
  • Maximum Number of Students:
    30
  • Age Range:
    19 – 25

General Description

Our college provides an engaging multisensory learning environment in which students with complex learning and physical disabilities are encouraged to achieve their potential. Combining therapeutic input with opportunities for independence and early vocational skills, every student has the opportunity to achieve and enjoy their transition to adulthood.

We Offer:

  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with a wide range of physical disabilities
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with severe learning difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with profound and multiple learning difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with epilepsy and/or associated neurological conditions
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with multi-sensory impairment

Curriculum

Every student follows an individualised programme, based on thorough assessment of their skills on entry combined with their aspirations for the future.  Each programme is framed within challenging group projects that support the development of early vocational and independence skills as well as promoting teamwork, social and communication skills.

We Offer:

  • Opportunities to follow vocational courses
  • A personal development programme
  • 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 to attend local further education colleges with support
  • Opportunities to prepare for work after college
  • Opportunities to experience real work situations
  • Opportunities for work experience
  • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
  • Opportunities to use and develop information technology skills
  • Opportunities to develop strategies to promote appropriate behaviour
  • Opportunities to improve and develop communication skills through the use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication aids
  • Opportunities to improve communication skills such as the use of Makaton, Bliss, symbols or objects of reference
  • Opportunities to experiment with sound, touch, smell and sight in order to aid learning
  • Opportunities to take part in a range of business activities
  • Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities

We Offer:

  • In-house speech and language therapy
  • A range of therapeutic services
  • Sessions to improve posture and mobility
  • Specialist training to enable independent travel
  • Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements

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The S41 symbol next to most of the colleges in the directory means that they are on the Secretary of State’s Approved List.

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.