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  • Chelmsford College
    Moulsham Street
    Chelmsford
    Essex
    CM2 0JQ
  • Head: Mr Andy Sparks
  • T 01245 265611
  • F 01245 266908
  • E information@chelmsford.ac.uk
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 16 to 99
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Essex
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

Discrete provision for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities in the college is provided in three full time courses. Starting Out: this course covers a range of activities covering independence skills, social education and practical skills. It is designed for young people who have moderate or severe learning difficulties. Learners take part in a range of activities to suit their individual needs. They work at their own pace and have the assistance of dedicated learning support staff in the class and at break times. Students record their achievements by collecting a portfolio of their work which is accredited through ASDAN. The Bridge Course: this is designed for young people with mild to moderate learning difficulties and is offered at Entry Level. The learners study a range of subjects to help them develop their personal skills. This includes preparation for work and independent living skills. Learners may attend a work experience placement as part of their studies. The course offers young people the opportunity to improve their essential skills in the areas of literacy, numeracy and IT. Learners are assessed through Edexcel Skills for Life or Edexcel Skills for Working Life. They also take the national tests in literacy and numeracy. Learning support is offered in every class according to student need. Foundation for Work: is designed for young people with mild to moderate learning difficulties. The course offers young people the opportunity to improve their essential skills in the areas of literacy, numeracy and IT. Learners will study a range of subjects designed to help them prepare for the world of work. It is expected that learners will undertake a work experience placement as part of their studies. Learners work will be accredited through C&G Entry Level Certificate in Preparing for Employment (3797). They will also take national tests in literacy and numeracy. Learning support is offered in every class according to student need. By providing a wide range of learning support the college can offer opportunities for young people with Special Educational Needs within its mainstream provision. Please contact us for further advice and guidance on any specific issue.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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