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Highbury College

Highbury College is a large general further education establishment that provides a full range of vocational and academic courses and Student Central including Additional Learning Support. It offers support for students with learning, emotional, behavioural, personal and mental health difficulties.

We provide education to young people with wide range of behavioural emotional and learning disabilities. Students may be working at pre-entry level right the way up to level 6 (degree equivalent) in a wide range of subject areas.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Debi Copeland
Contact Position
Head Of Support
Telephone
02392328848
E-mail
debi.copeland@highbury.ac.uk
Website
www.highbury.ac.uk
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/highburycollegeUK
Twitter
https://twitter.com/HighburyCollege
Notes

Highbury College

02392383131

Where to go

Name
Highbury College
Address
Tudor Crescent
Portsmouth
Hampshire
Postcode
PO6 2SA
Notes

We are a Further Education College

Accessibility
Accessible changing, Physical adaptations, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking, Hearing Loop

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 9pm Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Session Information
various

Other Details

Costs

Details
N/A

Availability

Referral required
No

Local Offer

Local Offer
Description

What does Highbury College do?

Highbury College is a large general further education establishment that provides a full range of vocational and academic courses and Student Central including Additional Learning Support. It offers support for students with learning, emotional, behavioural, personal and mental health difficulties.

Who does Highbury College provide for?

We provide education to young people with wide range of behavioural emotional and learning disabilities. Students may be working at pre-entry level right the way up to level 6 (degree equivalent) in a wide range of subject areas.

How can I find out more about Highbury College?

Contact us at www.highbury.ac.uk to discuss a visit and to learn more about what we can offer. A placement at Highbury College will usually start in September but we do take students throughout the year.

Who can I contact for further information?

For a College prospectus, application form or to schedule a visit, please contact our advice & guidance team on 02392383131 or at info@highbury.ac.uk

Contact Name
Highbury College
Contact Telephone
02392383131
Contact Email
info@highbury.ac.uk
Links
Highbury College SEN Information Report
How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

When a student joins Highbury College the Learning Support team undertake regular reviews of the students’. Some of these are more formal than others. Parents/ Carers and other people who support the student have lots of opportunity to meet the team working with the student. Any change in needs is identified as part of this process and we will work to implement where possible.

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

Regular review

We have a number of ways in which we formally and informally review student progress throughout the year. These include:

  • Annual review meetings
  • Parents' evenings
  • Updated Personal Learning Plans (PLPs)
  • Update Educational Health & Care plans

The SEN team can be contacted at any time throughout the year at SEN@highbury.ac.uk

 

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?

Highbury College enables behavioural emotional and disabled students to access the curriculum by providing fully accessible facilities and equipment, adjusting the timetable and lessons to meet learning and care needs and by providing the appropriate technology and adaptations to encourage independence.

  • Sensory Room
  • Read & Write Gold 10
  • Dictaphone
  • Laptop
  • iPad
  • Coloured overlay
  • Dictionaries
  • Zoomtext Keyboard
  • Braille labeller & sense note taker
  • Magnifier
  • JAWS software

 

 

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

At Highbury College every student will have an individually agreed programme which integrates their education, independence skills and other support. These will be delivered holistically for each individual student

Each student’s programme is broken down into a system of aims, objectives and targets, which are all recorded.

In addition to the normal system of annual reports and reviews we are able to provide information on a young person’s curriculum progress and achievements to parents at parent’s evenings. We operate an open door policy for parents/carers to discuss their young person’s needs at all times.

We encourage parents and carers to get involved in a young person’s education where relevant.

 

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

Each member of our staff has the student’s well-being at the centre of their role. Students are supported by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals on-site.

Our Multi-Disciplinary Team consists of the following staff:

  • Teachers
  • Learning Support assistants
  • Emotional support team
  • Mentors
  • Health & Wellbeing Team
  • SEN Team
  • Dyslexia Support
  • Speech & language support
  • Emotional Literacy support

 

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

Many students will be involved with other specialist staff such as:

  • Careers advisors
  • Job coaches
  • Specialist tutors
  • Visual impairment advisors
  • Assistive technologists
  • Educational psychologists
  • Emotional support team
What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?

A full programme of mandatory training is in place for all staff covering all the essential skills for their roles. Teaching staff are qualified and hold a range of specialist qualifications.

All our care and class support staff have an appropriate Level 2 or 3 qualification or are working towards achieving this. All have Level 2 Maths & English and some have a Dyslexia Action, SEN Level 5 Specialist Educator qualification, Level 7 Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements, Emotional Literacy Support Assistant Training, SEMH - Lego® Based Therapy and Speech and Language Support for Post 16s at ELKLAN.

There is also an extensive programme of specialist qualifications and training available which enables all staff to be more effective in working in the student centred manner.

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

All support staff have regular CPD and are trained to support all activities

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Much of Highbury is accessible to people with disabilities, and where ever possible the College uses accessible rooms for groups which include a student or students with disabilities.

 

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

We work closely with both feeder schools, families and external agencies to ensure that students are supported to take their next steps. As students approach transition points we work closely with Student Central.

 

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

The College will adhere to all EHCP needs as directed and continue to support students with identified needs.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

The decision about a placement at Highbury College is usually made via a Initial Review which includes parent, carers, Highbury College staff and relevant outside agencies. Applicants are invited to the meeting to discuss their SEND needs.

 

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

Parents , carers and other persons along with the student are invited to regular reviews.

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