On Monday 4th December, 5pm to 6.30pm, Yeovil College is opening its doors to future students with Special Educational Needs and higher needs at a dedicated event, for the first time.

During this dedicated event, future students and their parents and/or guardians have the opportunity to meet the Foundation Learning Team and SEN practitioners on a one-to-one basis They will also have the opportunity to tour the facilities and listen to presentations from Curriculum Area Managers. Visitors will find out how Yeovil College supports their Foundation Learning students to maximise their potential whilst at college, and how the college as a whole supports students with Special Educational Needs.


Derrick Goddard, Curriculum Area Manager for Foundation Learning, said: “We are truly committed to widening participation and supporting learners with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities and we have high aspirations for all students within the department.


“Our purpose is to create life-changing opportunities by shaping an exciting future with the best education and collaborations. We will help you reach your personal goals, whether that is to become more independent, gain employment or to continue with your further education study.”


Students attending a course within the Foundation Learning curriculum or a student attending a cross-college study programme, who has an EHCP, will have access to the full range of services and support offered by Yeovil College. This includes access to careers, work experience, enrichment programmes, specialist one-to-one support, intervention sessions, occupational therapists and speech and language therapy, where identified as a need.


Yeovil College has a dedicated area of the college where work, study and socialising takes place for all Foundation Learning students. Students can expect a range of specialised learning spaces and facilities, for example a working kitchen, an apartment, sensory spaces and several large social and teaching areas. Students are also encouraged to explore and utilise the entire campus and the facilities it provides them, however, they can be confident in the knowledge that they have a safe space to work, study and relax in.


Future students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the dedicated Yeovil College High Needs and SEN Open Event on Monday 4th December, 5pm to 6.30pm. Spaces can be secured via www.yeovil.ac.uk.


Teachers are a true strength at Yeovil College; not only are they experienced professionals, but they genuinely care deeply about their students. Courses are taught by well qualified and experienced lecturers who are dedicated to ensuring student success through effective curriculum delivery and high-quality pastoral support.


Yeovil College works together as one close unit, with parents/guardians, teaching teams, business support professionals, the SENDCo and external industry professionals, working as a team to create the best solutions for and with the student. One YC team, all working towards the best individualised plan for the student.


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