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One student, who previously struggled at mainstream schools but achieved A* in Japanese, was found a placement at Stonehenge as a tourist guide. A group of students who worked at the Roman Baths were recently involved in a project to make the site autism-friendly and have made a significant contribution to the way tours and audio guides are now carried out ...

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Head of College

Since 2017, Caroline Scott. Studied teaching at De Montford University, Lincolnshire and taught at various mainstream FE colleges before joining Farleigh in 2014 as a learning support worker. Initially her motive was to help her to understand her own child who she correctly suspected had Asperger’s, but she swiftly moved on to become a teacher, then head of education and later vice principal. Her first hand experience of school exclusions, tribunals and coping as a parent means she understands the parents' journey. And she understands the difference that Farleigh can make to children and their families. Originally from Essex, Scott lives locally with her husband and three children.


Students must have a statement of special educational needs/EHCP with a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome or another condition within the autistic spectrum. May have additional...

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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 Y
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
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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