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Students develop their skills before taking on work placements internally. Placements may be in the B&B onsite, Ty Collen (Hazel’s House), managing bookings, preparing rooms or cooking breakfasts. Or in the well-stocked shop, serving customers, stacking shelves and delivering orders to the residential houses. On the farm, students look after the animals and grow produce for the kitchens and shop. A site so large also needs maintenance so students can work as part of the estate team, looking after the land, chopping logs ...


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Since 2011, David Sibbons. Previously a senior training and development manager in the MoD and other charities. David was an education consultant for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust for several years before joining Coleg Elidyr. A man on a mission, Sibbons has a 10 year master plan of new building developments and to date has built two new residential houses and a gym. Planning permission for the rest is in place and with the full support of parents and the PTA, the college is swiftly transforming from rustic to state-of-the-art.

‘Absolutely excellent - a real driving force ’ we were told by parents, ‘He has enormous energy and commitment to these young adults.’ Lives with his wife in Cwmbran, near his children and grandchildren.

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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
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty Y
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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