Derwen College A GSG School
- Derwen College
- Head: Head of College Meryl Green
- T 01691 661234
- F 01691 670714
- E email@example.com
- A special independent college for pupils aged from 16 to 25 with learning difficulties and disabilities
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Shropshire
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Derwen College has a lively social atmosphere, but the focus is on developing skills for employment. Students work hard serving the public in the Orangery restaurant or at one of the on site cafés. They also have a big working...
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What The Good Schools Guide saysDerwen College has a lively social atmosphere, but the focus is on developing skills for employment. Students work hard serving the public in the Orangery restaurant or at one of the on site cafés. They also have a big working kitchen where they use the produce grown on the different sites to make meals, soups and snacks or jams and chutney to sell in their shop.
Since 2012, Ruth Thomas, formerly acting CEO and principal; she moved to the college as assistant principal in 2004 from Coleg Llandrillo, where she was head of learning support.
An expert in the politics surrounding this sector, Thomas is protective of students and their parents and a staunch defender of their rights. She is now vice chair of Natspec, the membership association for specialist colleges that seeks to ensure...
Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|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|
|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|