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  • Freeman College
    Sterling Works
    88 Arundel Street
    Sheffield
    South Yorkshire
    S1 2NG
  • Head: Angie Iversen
  • T 0114 252 5940
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.rmt.org/freeman
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 25. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty; SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Sheffield
  • Pupils: 31; sixth formers: 31
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

'It is not about bringing home a grade on a piece of paper. It's about making something beautiful and useful to talk about,' said one member of staff, while another pointed out that students have a fresh start at the college because, 'No one comes here with a history of failure in spoon forging'. Spoon forging is also an intellectual and emotional process that challenges the learner. It requires decision-making, attention, confidence and an ability to cope with failure as the materials may be unforgiving and offer no second chance. At the end of the year there is a celebration of student achievement in a one of the big halls at Sheffield Hallam University. Just like a graduation ceremony it is a public celebration of a threshold moment in their students' lives. 

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Principal

Since 2020, Angie Iversen Principal.

Academic matters

Specialises in autism and related conditions and there are no associated conditions that the college does not cater for. Mousley is hoping to expand the college to take the number up to 50 students with one-third residential.

Everything is flexible and open to negotiation from the starting date which does not necessarily have to be in September, to the qualifications and curriculum the student follows. Learners can take Open College Network West Midlands (OCNWM) units at Entry 3, Level 1 or Level 2. Current units include Iron Forge (Blacksmithing), Green Woodwork, Textiles – Weaving, Textiles – Felting, Spoon Forging, Metalwork Crafts (Copper and Pewter) and Bread Making. If they get enough credits in the right combination they will be awarded a full Open College Network...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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 Y
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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