Celebrating Learners with SEND in Jobs Club!
Learners with SEND See Behind the Scenes at Glastonbury Festival
This week some of our SEND learners were lucky enough to be invited along to see behind the scenes of the legendary Glastonbury Festival just days before it opened to the public! If this wasn’t exciting enough, they were also given an exclusive tour by the prestigious Arcadia Spectacular, known colloquially as ‘Arcadia’.
Meet Lauren Smith an ex-student of Weston College whose ambition is to set up her own autism awareness business
Tell us a bit about yourself
College students help to renovate theatre
New sensory learning base officially opens
A new sensory learning base for students with Profound and Complex Learning Disabilities (PCLD) has been officially opened at Weston College.
The centre is the final part of a £1million investment that provides high quality facilities.
The new base opened its doors to students in September 2014 at the Knightstone Campus in Weston town centre, meaning students with PCLD no longer have to leave the local authority to receive specialist support.
Million pound investment in LDD
WESTON College has started work on a £1 million development that will provide state-of-the- art facilities for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
The two-part scheme at Knightstone Campus, to finish in September, includes a dedicated workshop for a range of courses including motor vehicles, painting, decorating, carpentry and bicycle maintenance.
Supporting Independent Living
Our programmes focus on:
- A range of vocational options
- Personal and social development
- Employability skills
- Work experience
- Independent living.
Speech and Language Therapy
Weston College’s innovative approach to supporting learners with SEND includes the additional specialism of offering Speech and Language Therapy which has been in place since 2012.
Our Speech and Language Therapists can offer:
Results have been outstanding. So much so, that we’re regularly asked to provide training for other colleges, external organisations, and specialist providers.
Our broad range of assistive technology includes: