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Expressive arts are all the rage with everyone joining in to pluck, shake, hit, rattle or roll something. Discos are popular, great excitement during our visit as students busily prepared for the annual Glitter Ball, a black tie event for students organised by students, complete with red carpet. ‘I can’t wait...

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What the school says...

Henshaws College is a further education College for both residential and day students with learning difficulties and disabilities. The college specialises in visual impairment.

Henshaws College empowers students to:

•Maximise their independence and employability
•Minimise the effects of their disabilities
•Achieve success throughout their adult lives

The emphasis is on seeing the ability in every student and maximising their learning potential by offering the appropriate support to enable each student to achieve their goals, increase their independence, confidence and self-esteem.

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Special Education Needs

The college caters primarily for young people with visual impairments and additional or complex needs. There is good wheelchair access. It is no longer vital to have a primary diagnosis of VI - contact the college for information.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
BESD - Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulty
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired Y
Visual Impairment

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