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Beechwood College

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  • Brief Description:
    Specialist FE College with residential care for young people with autism and associated difficulties
  • Course Length:
    38 to 52 weeks per year
  • Residential or Day:
    Residential and day
  • Course Dates:
    Flexible – academic year starts in September but the college can take students at any time of the year
  • Maximum Number of Students:
    57 residential and limited day placements
  • Age Range:
    16+ years
Beechwood College
Hayes Road
Sully
Vale of Glamorgan
CF64 5SE
Working in our onsite polytunnel
Working in our onsite polytunnel
Beechwood College Summer Dance 2015
Beechwood College Summer Dance 2015
All bedrooms at Beechwood College are personalised
All bedrooms at Beechwood College are personalised
Purpose-built campus on the coastline
Purpose-built campus on the coastline

General Description

Beechwood College offers inspirational education for young people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), Asperger’s Syndrome, and associated difficulties. At Beechwood College we know that every young adult has potential. We aim to unlock that potential by delivering individual programmes of study that are based around a clear assessment of each student’s primary needs. Our vision and philosophy is based upon the principles of TEACCH, PECS and Makaton. We provide 24 hour, 7 days-a-week care and support for every residential student in every aspect of their daily lives. Beechwood College has its own highly skilled team of clinicians working in close partnership with the residential and education teams to meet the health needs of each student. Our unique 24 hour learning environment supports students to:

  • increase communication
  • build imagination and creativity
  • develop social confidence and skills
  • enhance sensory integration

 

We Offer:

  1. Expertise in meeting the needs of students with autism spectrum disorder with associated challenging behaviour
  2. Expertise in meeting the needs of students with severe autism spectrum disorder
  3. Expertise in meeting the needs of students with behavioural difficulties
  4. Expertise in meeting the needs of students with autism spectrum disorder
  5. Expertise in meeting the needs of students with severe learning difficulties
  6. Expertise in meeting the needs of students with communication difficulties
  7. Expertise in meeting the needs of students with moderate learning difficulties
  8. Expertise in meeting the needs of students with Asperger syndrome

Curriculum

Each student follows an individualised curriculum, based on a thorough assessment of their needs. We strive to build the curriculum around each student, ensuring that there is a clear learning pathway that is person-centred and specific to the individual’s growth and development. Within our curriculum, students have the opportunity to explore subject areas such as: • essential skills • creativity • music • life skills • work-related learning • sensory • recreation and leisure

(We also offer the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme).

We Offer:

  1. A personal development programme
  2. Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
  3. Opportunities to develop strategies to promote appropriate behaviour
  4. Opportunities to experiment with sound, touch, smell and sight in order to aid learning
  5. A programme to enable students to learn more about themselves and how to form relationships
  6. A social skills programme
  7. Opportunities to improve communication skills such as the use of Makaton, Bliss, symbols or objects of reference
  8. A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently

Specialist Facilities

The college is a specialist-built provision with custom-built classrooms, music studio, vocational centre and carpentry workshop, plus outside facilities such as a polytunnel, gardens and animal care farm. Beechwood College offers onsite clinical therapy: speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and dietetics.

We Offer:

  1. A range of therapeutic services
  2. Registered with the Care Quality Commission / Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales
  3. Residential provision extending beyond the academic year
  4. Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements
  5. In-house speech and language therapy
  6. In-house occupational therapy
  7. Guidance and counselling services
  8. Extensive use of assistive and adaptive technologies

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