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  • Medina College
    Fairlee Road
    Newport
    Isle of Wight
    PO30 2DX
  • Head: Miss Karen Begley
  • T 01983 526523
  • F 01983 528791
  • E info@medina.iow.sch.uk
  • W www.medina.iow.sch.uk
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 19
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Isle of Wight
  • Pupils: 1270
  • Religion: None
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Requires improvement 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Requires improvement 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Requires improvement 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Requires improvement 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Requires improvement 1
    • 1 Full inspection 11th March 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 13th March 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Medina Colleges mission is to be an outstanding provider of innovative, engaging and enjoyable education which allows all individuals to achieve their full potential and to acquire the personal qualities, attitudes, skills, knowledge, understanding and qualifications necessary to prepare them for the opportunities and challenges of life beyond Medina College.

At Medina, we are passionate about making a difference to young peoples lives and equipping them for futures in which they can achieve their aspirations. Our ethos is to relentlessly pursue outstanding teaching, learning and pastoral care, while maintaining focus on the needs of the individual student.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking History at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE Short Course)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Art & Design at an English Comprehensive School (VRQ Level 2)

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Special Education Needs

Educational provision is achived through full integration into the mainstream school. Sensitive and creative adaptation of the curriculum may be required in order to match what is taught and how it is taught to the childrens' aptitudes and abilities. This can be done by adopting appropriate teaching methods and resources which are sensitive to the expected pace of learning. Withdrawal from lessons is kept to a minimum. Each faculty area has an LSA assigned to work within that specialist subject to support statemented children. We also utilise a bungalow which has been turned into a learning centre for children who find High School difficult to access. Here a balance between practical skills and raising literacy is achieved through students engaging in projects such as gardening, cooking, carpentry, photography and community work. We strive to work towards nationally recognised qualifications such as ASDAN. Students participate in organising sailing activities, fishing trips and visits to help raise their self esteem and leadership skills. Each year we try to offer our "special" students a residential trip to an outdoor activities centre.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
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
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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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