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Sheaf Training Centre

Summary
Sheaf Training Centre is a vibrant learning and training facility which meets the needs of young people with SEND focusing on developing skills for adulthood and employment. Students are aged between 16 and 25 years old and access our High Needs Study Programmes through their Education, Health and Care Plan. Referrals are made via the SEND Assessment and Placement Team. High Needs provision is delivered either on-site at Sheaf Training Centre or off-site on a programme where learning is supported through one of our partner providers.


Description

Sheaf Training Centre is a Sheffield City Council managed training facility located in a quiet cul de sac in the North East of the city. Sheaf Training is a vibrant learning and training facility which meets the needs of young people with SEND focusing on developing the skills for adulthood and employment.

Sheaf has a range of vocational facilities including an independent living suite, professional catering facilities, music and radio (Radio Sheaf), digital media and photography and extensive grounds for horticultural development. Alongside this, it has specialist expertise in supporting the direction towards employment through supported internships, social enterprise and enrichment activities.

Partnership is at the heart of the centres approach to deliver for young people aged 16-25 with SEND. Courses are delivered in partnership with around 25 local providers of training and support across the city.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Richard Smith
Contact Position
Assistant Service Manager
Telephone
0114 403 1007
E-mail
Debbie Kinsella - richard.smith@sheffield.gov.uk
Website
Lifelong Learning and Skills
Facebook
https://en-gb.facebook.com/sheaf123/

Where to go

Name
Sheaf Specialist Vocational College
Address
Roe Wood
Norwood Drive
Sheffield
Postcode
S5 7BH

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Monday to Friday 9am-3pm
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning

Inclusion Information

Cater for special dietary requirements
Yes
Supports special needs and disabilities
Yes
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Yes

Other Details

Age Range
16 years to 25 years
Facilities
  • IndoorOutdoor Play
  • Parking
  • Musical Instruments
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Garden
  • Quiet Area
  • Secure setting
  • Days out/visits
  • Catering facilities
  • ICT Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms

Local Offer

Contact Telephone
0114 403 1007
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
SEN Provision Type
Specialist

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

If you are a specialist setting what other admissions criteria do you use? 

Students are aged between 16 and 25 years old and access our High Needs Study Programmes through their Education, Health and Care Plan.  Referrals are made via the SEND Assessment and Placement Team.

Please state the number of pupils on your roll and your average class size 

Sheaf Training has 75 High Needs places funded through the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the Local Authority. 

How does the setting identify learners with SEN? 

Learners are identified through the statutory SEND Assessment process and have Sheaf Training named in their EHC plans.

How do you communicate with and involve families? 

All learners are allocated a key worker or mentor who works closely with families to ensure the individualised education offer is suitable and effective.

What support do you provide for the learners' overall wellbeing? 

Learners are allocated a keyworker or mentor and we offer the following to support learners:

• Sheaf can provide access to a qualified art therapist and a qualified counsellor to work with learners.
• Sheaf also employs an experienced Speech and Language Therapist.
• Sheaf employs an experienced social worker to provide support.

What kind of behavioural interventions do you use? 

All support staff are Team Teach training to and provide de-escalation strategies for learners.

Do you offer Breakfast Clubs, After School Clubs or Holiday Clubs? Please specify. 

Sheaf can provide some intervention over holiday periods as part of student engagement and induction. 

How do you consult with and involve learners in their education? 

Through learner support workers (mentors) working closely with the learners and through our annual learner voice survey.  We also use Learner Passports to better understand learner views about their future pathways.


Last Updated
21/12/2018
Keywords
Post-16, SEND, Training, Vocational
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