Sheiling College A GSG School
- Sheiling College
- Head: Mr Mike Gamble
- T 01425 482448
- F 01425 479536
- E enquiries@thes…ringwood.co.uk
- W www.thesheilin…ringwood.co.uk
- A special independent college for pupils aged from 19 to 25 with moderate to severe learning difficulties and autism spectrum disorder
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Dorset
- Pupils: 32
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Contact school for fees.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
In an art lesson the staff will deliberately hide the paintbrushes or glue sticks, so a student has to ask for them. Staffing is stable, parents say. No teacher has left the college under Issott’s watch …...
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What The Good Schools Guide saysIn an art lesson the staff will deliberately hide the paintbrushes or glue sticks, so a student has to ask for them. Staffing is stable, parents say. No teacher has left the college under Issott’s watch …
Head of College
Since 2012, Iain Issott. Could probably claim longer experience in SEN than almost anyone working today, since his training began at his parents’ knee – mother ran provision for blind students, and father ran provision for SEN students. ‘I was steeped in sign language and braille,’ he says. Previous postings took him through Queen Alexandra College in Birmingham for blind and partially sighted students, the 19+ special needs Condover College in Shrewsbury, and the mainstream Sutton Coldfield College near Birmingham.
He was brought in specifically to set up the college when Sheiling School extended into 19+ provision...
Special Education Needs
Sheiling College is part of the Sheiling Special Education Trust, which is a registered charity and non-profit making company. Sheiling College is an Independent Specialist College for young adults aged 19-25 with severe, complex and moderate learning difficulties and disabilities. The college provide an inclusive, uplifting education and care environment that meets the needs of the whole person. These goals are at the heart of our provision, and their attainment is assisted by the picturesque natural setting and the community style of Sheiling College. In the context of a safe and welcoming setting, learning experiences and opportunities are real-life based, all of which help Sheiling College to be an innovative and effective provider. Set in a sustainable and eco friendly 50-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 students aged 19-25, who have a special educational need. We specialise in autism and communication difficulties, severe and complex learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. Students at Sheiling College are studying at either Entry 1, Entry 2 or Entry 3 Level. The college offers an individualised and flexible approach to placements through 38 or 52 week, day, extended day, weekly, termly and year round boarding. We also offer respite services during the holidays. Our Rudolf Steiner-inspired College conducts modern best practice whilst respecting and developing every student’s sense of self. Students are encouraged and supported to be resourceful and caring individuals, to explore the world of feelings, behaviour and values. We focus on building confidence and skills in different environments and social groups, whilst also developing functional independence in college and beyond. By creating a ‘least restrictive environment’ for our students, the college promotes enthusiasm for learning and cultivates an inclusive environment which allows each student to discover and realise their full potential, in a safe, fun, learning environment.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory||Y|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment||Y|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty||Y|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment||Y|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges||Y|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|PD - Physical Disability||Y|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication||Y|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty||Y|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment||Y|