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Queen Mary's College - SEND Independence Hub

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As part of Hampshire County Councils commitment to improving outcomes for young people with SEND, we are working with local colleges to deliver education and training resource provisions to support them to remain in their local communities and engage in inclusive post-16 education.?

This provision?will create high-quality, accessible, and effective learning within Hampshire’s further education network, to support young people with SLD (severe learning difficulties) and complex needs to develop independent living skills needed to participate and thrive within the college and their community.?

Building upon our well established Foundation Learning provision, Queen Mary’s College are pleased to be offering an Independence Hub, for SLD and complex needs learners, based in our purpose built Spectrum building at the centre of our campus.

Queen Mary’s College is an inclusive, vibrant and high achieving college for learners over 16 years old.   Situated in thirty acres of leafy grounds in Basingstoke, Hampshire, the college is open to everyone who wants to be here.  The college is committed to and values equalities, diversity and inclusion.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lianne Wright
Contact Position
Director of Foundation Learning and SEND
01256 417500
HCC SEND Employability Hubs

Where to go

Queen Mary's College
Cliddesden Road
RG21 3HF

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Session Information
Monday - Friday 9am - 3:30pm

Local Offer

Local Offer
Contact Name
Lianne Wright
Contact Telephone
Director of Foundation Learning and SEND
Contact Email
What does your service do?
  • Five day provision for the academic year​
  • A creative curriculum designed to develop, challenge and inspire learners​
  • An individual programme to further develop personal, social and communication skills, in addition to maths and English​
  • Employability skills, life skills and community awareness with opportunities to participate in work experience
  • Purpose built building designed to meet the needs of learners with SEND​
  • Dedicated drop off and collection point for transport​
  • Classrooms with access to own outside area​
  • Quiet rooms​
  • Independent living classroom with kitchen​
  • Café within the building​
  • Swimming pool onsite​
  • Sports centre and gym​
  • Own Garden and seating area ​
  • Social area
Who does your service provide for?

Young people with severe learning difficulties (SLD) and complex needs. 

How can I start using the service?

Attendance is agreed between Hampshire County Council, College and young people and families.

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?


Basingstoke and surrounding area

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

Decisions about eligibility for the hub are made with the young person, their family/carers, Hampshire County Council and appropriate college staff.

If you are unsure of your eligibility or want to discuss your EHCP, contact the SEN helpline on 01329 316165.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?

Communication with families and the young people involved in the decision making is made directly with the family and young person.

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

Staff are qualified and experienced in teaching learners with SEND

How will I know my child is safe?

The Colleges published Safeguarding Policy includes full information and contact names regarding Safeguarding on site: Child Protection Policy 2020_1.pdf

Which of the following applies to your setting?
Secure environment
Sensory adaptations
Low stimulus
Accessible changing
Sensory area
Accessible toilets
Wheelchair access
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