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  • Infocus College
    Countess Wear
    Exeter
    Devon
    EX2 6HA
  • Head: Martyn Cox
  • T 01392 454200
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.wescfoundation.ac.uk
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 19 to 25. Type of SEN provision: Genetic; HI - Hearing Impairment; 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; SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication; SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty; Special facilities for Visually Impaired; SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty; VI - Visual Impairment.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Devon
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

SEN provision: VI – Visual Impairment plus other complex needs.

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Special Education Needs

WESC Foundation has a non-maintained special school and college providing educational placements for young people who are visually impaired and may have additional disabilities. Multi-professional assessments are offered to help families and local authorities decide whether WESC Foundation would be an appropriate potential placement. The assessment team includes therapists, habilitation specialists, specialist teaching staff, healthcare staff and members of the WESC Foundation VI Advisory Team. Requests for assessments can be made by families or local authorities but it is the local authority who will ultimately determine whether a placement at WESC is supported by a young person’s Education and Healthcare Plan. Students follow the WESC Foundation curriculum which is delivered by specialist teachers with support enablers. The curriculum is flexible in order to support individual students in achieving the outcomes of their EHCP. Where necessary this may involve; individual training in braille, mobility, and independent living skills. A range of technologies are also often used including; braille notetakers, screen magnification devices and readers and voice activated software etc. Students are supported in their learning by a multi-disciplinary team of therapists and staff providing specialist physical and sensory input as well as pastoral support.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges Y
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty Y
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty Y
Special facilities for Visually Impaired Y
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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