Supported Engagement

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What Our Students Say

I think I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve had to make new friendships, especially because I didn’t know anyone coming in – but after the first few weeks I think I’ve adapted to it really well.

Dan

I think I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve had to make new friendships, especially because I didn’t know anyone coming in – but after the first few weeks I think I’ve adapted to it really well.

Dan

“The decision that made me pick between here and other places was when I came to the open day everyone was just really friendly and open, and it just felt like a really welcoming environment to be in.”

Charli

About Supported Engagement

What we offer at Supported Engagement

Our Supported Engagement provision is based within a small learning zone in Park Lane Campus. Our focus is to support young people aged 16 to 24 to access education and employment. The students may have missed periods of education in the past, have an education, health and care plan (EHCP), or may be becoming disengaged from education. We also nurture students who have social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) or special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Staff are SEMH trained to support students using relational and restorative practice and to re-engage positively with education. Working in bespoke facilities, students can choose between a range of vocational courses such as; Art & Design, Business, Science and Sport. Class sizes are small, staff to student ratios are high and innovative learning enabling students to gain English and Maths qualifications alongside their vocational study programme.

Who is Supported Engagement for?

We support young people aged 16-24 who may have a broad range of support needs these can include:

  • SEMH
  • EHCP
  • Disengaged with education
  • Missed prolonged periods of education
  • Young people who are anxious or have concerns about starting an FE course and would benefit from a small setting and experienced staffing team

We provide a nurturing college environment and extra support to benefit students transitioning to a mainstream course at our college or another provision. We are proud to be a Mindmate friendly setting.

Our specialist facilities include:

  • An oasis room
  • Access to an art studio, kitchen, science lab and gym housed at Park Lane campus
  • An exclusive learning zone available only to Supported Engagement students
  • Intervention spaces

If you would like to find out more about any of the courses on offer as part of the Supported Engagement please contact us.

Safeguarding

We are committed to making sure all students and staff are protected from harm. All staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection, and our dedicated Safeguarding team is on hand for advice and support. Don’t stay silent, we are here for you.
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