Special needs catered for
Learners have needs associated with physical and sensory impairments, medical conditions, social, emotional and communication difficulties, acquired head injury, and associated learning difficulties. The College is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for domiciliary care, accommodation, and nursing and personal care, in the further education sector.
Facilities include purpose built independent living accommodation, a sports centre, an outdoor multi-use games area, studios for performing arts, visual arts, multi-media, and a Learning Resource Centre. The College is very well equipped with high specification computers, laptops and mobile technologies. In addition, the College has a facility offering residential respite provision with facilities for people with disabilities.
Support services provided
The College offers bespoke support services to learners with a wide range of disabilities including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s, Downs Syndrome, Acquired Brain Injury, Learning Difficulties, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, ADHD, Epilepsy, and Muscular Dystrophy. In 2013 the College developed new provision for learners with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).
Home school links
The college runs a number of parent and community forums throughout the year, which give parents and carers an opportunity to ask questions and work together with college staff to develop closer links and strong relationships between home, college and the wider community.
Hereward College is a small general FE college in Coventry offering inclusive provision and specialist facilities for day and residential learners with complex disabilities and learning difficulties.
Aims and philosophy
Each learner’s experience at Hereward College will prepared them for the next stage of their life, with outstanding employability skills and much greater control over their own future. Their growing independence and well-being will enable their talents to shine. Hereward helps learners to make progress and realise their potential and ambitions. The creativity and skills of staff, working in partnership with the community and employers ensure learners develop skills for life and work, achieve appropriate qualifications and develop safe and healthy lifestyles that prepare them for the future.
Staff qualification and selection
Staff are qualified professionals in their respective fields. Hereward is an Investor in People, holds the Employment Service “Positive about Disabled People” Double-Tick mark and is accredited to the Guidance Accreditation Board Quality Standards.