Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

The SEND team at Yeovil College aims to ensure that the principles within the SEND reforms are met across the College campus.

We set out to ensure that:

  • Young people and their families are central to the of discussions around the support we provide;
  • The support offered takes into account young people’s health, care and educational needs as set out in their EHCP or as assessed elsewhere;
  • Person-centred reviews are provided ensuring young people meet their individualised goals and their EHCP outcomes are reviewed effectively;
  • We work closely with the young person’s local authority to access all aspects of the services available in the area;
  • We focus and prepare young people for adulthood, including employment, independent living or higher level courses.
  • The curriculum provides opportunities for students with learning difficulties to progress and achieve towards their preparation to adulthood.

Click here to see our Supporting Young People PDF/PowerPoint


We are delighted to introduce the fabulous YC SEND Team – Sophia, Karen and Melanie. Our SEND team act as a safety net for students, putting measures in place to ensure that everyone has a positive experience at College, and that their needs are supported.

Click here to learn more about our SEND team

FAQs and Support

A referral to discuss potential additional support can be made at the following stages:

  • Pre-entry;
  • School referral or Local Authority Referral via an Education, Health and Care Plan;
  • Pre-entry identification (during interview);
  • Application/enrolments/admissions;
  • Parent/carer referral;
  • As part of a transition programme.

Our specialist team work closely with schools, specialist providers and external organisations, attending termly, and/or annual reviews, where applicable, to ensure relevant information is identified prior to a student enrolling at the College.

Discussions could include: progression routes, transition programmes and individual support needs.

Once a student has enrolled, referrals can be made through the following:

  • Screening assessment;
  • Self referral;
  • Tutor referral;
  • Parent/carer referral.