Sheiling College

Specialist college for young adults with severe learning difficulties, moderate learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders
Sheiling College
The Sheiling Ringwood
Horton Road, Ashley
Ringwood
Hampshire
BH24 2EB
The logo of Sheiling College S41 status
  • Brief Description:
    Specialist college for young adults with severe learning difficulties, moderate learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders
  • Course Length:
    38 weeks per year
  • Residential or Day:
    Residential and day
  • Course Dates:
    September and throughout the academic year
  • Maximum Number of Students:
    42
  • Age Range:
    19 - 25 years

General Description

Set in a stunning, sustainable and eco-friendly 40-acre site close to the New Forest and Dorset coastline, the natural surroundings of our College provide a rich, enabling and therapeutic learning environment for young adults (19-25 years old) with severe and moderate special educational needs, including autistic spectrum disorders.

With excellent community links students are able to access a wide variety of community work and leisure activities to support their development.

 

We Offer:

  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with severe learning difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with moderate learning difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with communication difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with autism spectrum disorder
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with severe autism spectrum disorder
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with profound and multiple learning difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with Asperger syndrome
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with epilepsy and/or associated neurological conditions
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with autism spectrum disorder with associated challenging behaviour
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with behavioural difficulties

Curriculum

Accredited qualifications studied are most typically OCR Life and Living Skills Qualifications at Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3. 
Some of the subjects that contribute to the curriculum:

•    horticulture estates work
•    green woodwork
•    independent living skills
•    creative art
•    numeracy
•    literacy
•    ICT
•    cookery
•    PSHE
•    music
•    drama
•    small animal care
•.   vocational skills
•    work experience
•    preparation for the world of work

We Offer:

  • A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
  • Opportunities to improve communication skills such as the use of Makaton, Bliss, symbols or objects of reference
  • Opportunities to improve and develop communication skills through the use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication aids
  • A specialised land-based curriculum
  • A personal development programme
  • A social skills programme
  • Opportunities for work experience
  • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills

Specialist Facilities

We have an extensive range of therapies available for learners to benefit from;

•    speech and language therapy
•    occupational therapy
•    physiotherapy
•    music therapy
•    art therapy
•    massage therapy
•    eurythmy therapy
•    colour light therapy
•    positive behaviour support
•.   nurse with dedicated medical area

Sheiling College (19-25) and Sheiling School (6-19) have a purpose-built Vocational Hub with dedicated working kitchen areas, a training café, retail space, office skills area, therapy building, gym hall, drama/multipurpose hall with stage, heated indoor swimming pool, traditional green woodworking area situated in our forest, outdoor and indoor craft workshops, Eurythmy building and half-acre kitchen garden.


 

We Offer:

  • A range of therapeutic services
  • In-house speech and language therapy
  • In-house occupational therapy
  • Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements
  • Waking night residential staff
  • In-house nursing services
  • Help with finding suitable long term provision
  • Residential provision linked to the academic year

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Student engaging in woodworking on-site
Student and support engaging in classroom based work
Student and support sat in our woodland environment engaged in a task
Student learning and using a pelican crossing in a safe environment, safety centre

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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.