The College provides a wide range of courses from A-Levels and BTEC Extended Diplomas to Level 1 and below. More than 1,100 students attend the college. Almost all our students are aged between 16 and 19 years old.
Longley Park Sixth Form College
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Longley Park Sixth Form College
- 0114 262 5757
- School Website
Where to go
- Longley Park Sixth Form College
Longley Park Sixth Form College
- S5 6SG
When is it on?
- Time of day
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
- Wheelchair Access
- Supports special needs and disabilities
- Special needs and disabilities experience
Speech, Language & Communication needs
Social, emotional and mental health needs
Medical Needs or long term illness
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
Severe Learning Difficulty
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Physical Disability/Mobility Issues
- Age Range
- 16 years to 18 years
- Disabled Facilities
- Contact Name
- Lauren Kellar
- Contact Telephone
- 0114 262 5762
- Contact Email
School Ofsted Inspection
- Local Offer Age Bands
- Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
- SEN Provision Type
- Please state the number of pupils on your roll and your average class size
The College has more than 1,100 students. Average class size is 13, but this can vary from as little as 6 to as high as 20.
- How does the setting identify learners with SEN?
SEN information is received from the student’s secondary school. Students are re-assessed for access arrangements by internal support staff at the college. Online screening tools are used to provide further information about students’ needs.
- Is your setting physically accessible to all learners?
Longley Park is located on one open site. The building is fully accessible. It has two internal lifts, a hearing loop system in three areas of the college and braille door signs.
The college has disabled toilet facilities on all floors of the building and a disabled showering facility. There is also one disabled changing facility with an overhead tracking hoist and adjustable bed.
- How does your setting adapt the curriculum for learners with SEND?
- The Student Support Team work with the individual, their parents/ carers and school support staff to identify an appropriate package of support for a learner with SEN.
- Students interested in studying at the college are able to complete transition visits and taster sessions, which are tailored to their individual needs.
- Differentiation information is provided to teachers through the college database. The information is provided by support staff and the individual student.
- Students with support in lessons have their progress tracked and monitored through regular target setting and reviews.
- Students can be provided with flexible working arrangements in order to meet their needs. This may include adapting the timetable and providing lessons in a small group or 1-1 basis.
- Students that require additional support outside of the classroom and in social times can access the social skills group. This takes place over lunch times and enables the student to take part in structured activities that build on their social skills or to spend some time in a quiet place in the company of others.
- Students with SEN can access various technologies that can be used to support them to study more independently. This includes laptops with read aloud, dictation and mind mapping software and dictaphones.
- What training have your staff received to support learners with SEND?
- Support staff have current moving and handling training and are experienced at operating the hoist system.
- First Aid staff and others at the college are trained to administer certain medications e.g. Epi pens
- Some staff will be trained in physical restraint/ de-escalation and the college will provide a restraint policy to accompany this.
- All support staff have attended current training on dyslexia. Some staff are trained at working with individuals that have dyscalculia.
- The college regularly invites professionals in to support the care and planning of support for students with SEN. This has included occupational therapists, MAST workers, psychologists, specialist teachers and social workers.
- How do you communicate with and involve families?
- Parents and carers are able to attend a parents’ evening at three points in the academic year.
- Parents/ carers of students with EHC plans are invited to attend an annual review meeting that will discuss the student’s progress against targets, their support and any support needs going forward. It will also look at next steps for students.
- How does the setting evaluate the effectiveness of its provision for learners with SEN and how often does it do this?
SEN provision at Longley Park is formally reviewed on an annual basis through self-assessment reports. The evidence used to support self-assessment includes outcomes for learners, parent/ carer feedback and student voice activities. Self-assessment reports are quality assured and monitored by the Leadership Team at college.
Informal reviews take place throughout the academic year, where information on SEN is provided to Governors and the Senior Leadership Team.
- What support do you provide for the learners' overall wellbeing?
- Mentoring Support.
- Tutorial System: weekly 1-1 and group sessions.
- Bespoke Transition support for students with identified support needs before joining the College.
- Counselling: Confidential Counselling Service
- What kind of behavioural interventions do you use?
B4L: Behaviour For Learning Policy and Procedures for all students
Student Achievement Team: tracking and monitoring students throughout their time at College, intervening to support students to ensure they are on target to achieve their potential.
- How do you ensure learners with SEND are included in non-classroom based activities?
Where possible, provision is made for students to access trips alongside their peers. In certain circumstances, where students require specialist travel, other provision will be made (e.g. use of accessible taxis and minibuses or public transport). The college also has minibuses with drivers that are trained to use wheelchair accessible vehicles.
- Do you offer Breakfast Clubs, After School Clubs or Holiday Clubs? Please specify.
- How do you consult with and involve learners in their education?
- Students complete various college wide feedback activities, including subject reviews and questionnaires. They are supported to complete these through the tutorial system.
- Individual teachers use student voice activities as appropriate throughout the year.
- Students in receipt of additional support complete questionnaires, surveys and interviews to share their views of support at the college.
- How do you prepare learners with SEND to progress to, from and within your setting?
- Students are invited to take part in transition visits which allow students to experience lesson taster sessions, meet support staff, familiarise themselves with the building, discuss any issues and complete initial assessments.
- Students progressing on to further study within the college are given taster sessions of their chosen course/s with support from staff. Meetings with teachers allow prior preparation and differentiation to take place.
- Students moving on to University are supported via transition events that are delivered at college by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University Disabled Student Support Teams. Parents and carers are able to attend the events.
- Disabled students’ allowance is publicised to students through talks given by the careers team.
- Students transitioning to other organisations are given support to attend transition visits and staff liaise with the support team at other organisations to provide key information relating to the student.
- Do you have an online prospectus? Are there open days for families and learners?
The College’s prospectus and further course details are on our website at www.longleypark.ac.uk. The College advertises its open days in its prospectus and through schools across the city.
- Do you offer outreach to home educating families?
- Does your setting offer any additional services for learners with SEND?
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