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William Morris College

We are a specialist college promoting work related learning and independence for young people (16-25) with learning difficulties, assisting in their transition into adult hood.

We believe it is important that everyone is respected, valued and nurtured and that through learning new skills young people are prepared for the next step in their lives.

Our  curriculum is person-centred and focuses on strengthening independence, confidence and a transferable skill base.

Using a combination of workshops and skills training we seek to move our students onwards preparing them for employment or supportive living as adults.

We are able to offer both residential and day places. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Gill Paterson
Contact Position
Head of Education
Telephone
01453 824025
E-mail
Gillian.Paterson@wmcc.ac.uk

Where to go

Name
William Morris College
Address
Eastington
Stonehouse
Gloucestershire
Postcode
GL10 3SH

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
Term Time Only

Local Offer

Local Offer Details

   

William Morris College is an Independent Specialist College based in Gloucestershire. We offer residential and day placements to learners aged 16-25 with moderate to severe learning difficulties and disabilities. The college has places for 35 students which are made up of a combination of residential and day places. Our curriculum is person centred and tailor-made to the individual; strengthening independence, work related learning, confidence and a transferable skill base.

Using a combination of workshops and skills training we seek to move our students onwards preparing them for employment or supportive living as adults.

Contact Name
Gillian Paterson
Contact Telephone
01453 824025
Contact Email
admissions@wmcc.ac.uk
SEN Provision Type
Specialist

SEND Local Offer Form  

Who is your service for?
Specialist
Local Offer Age Bands
16-18 (Transitions into Adulthood)
18-25 (Young Adults)
Describe any training or experience you/your staff, have had or are having in issues around SEND?

William Morris College is committed to ensuring that staff are well trained and able to support the many and complex needs of learners with SEND. Supervisions and appraisals are used to identify staff training needs and inform the training plan. Training needs analysis is done on an annual basis in the form of a staff survey.

Over the course of an academic year we have a minimum of three training weeks where mandatory and additional training is offered.

  • Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk. These two mandatory training topics are offered on a rolling programme staff accessing one each year to ensure compliance with college policy)
  • Health and Safety (including fire safety)
  • Medication
  • First Aid/First responder
  • Manual Handling
  • De-escalation
  • Infection Control
  • Food Hygiene

Additional Training Offered or attended during the last academic year:

  • Autism awareness training (Leading to Level 3 OCN accreditation) – 25 staff (August 2014)
  • Studio III (de-escalation/intervention) training – 15 staff
  • Fire Marshall Training – 10 staff
  • Databridge training – 20 staff
  • HANDLE (autism) support strategies – Level 1 – 20 staff
  • Mental capacity training – 20 staff
  • Sign-a-long – 20 staff
  • Mental Awareness training – 2 day training – 6 staff
  • Intensive interaction – 1 staff

 

Staff are able to access external training events as identified relevant to their role and CPD needs. During the last academic year this has included:

  • Safeguarding young people with LDD
  • PTLLS
  • Level 7 Leadership and Management
  • E-safety modules
  • JISC Assistive technology training
  • NVQ's in Health and Social Care (Level 2 to 5)
  • Conferences
  • SEND Reform training/briefings

 

 

 

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