New SEND 16+ Specialist College in Yate


welcome TO OAKWOOD

A new Specialist Further Education Campus for young people aged 16+, that offers vocational and foundation learning for those with learning difficulties or disabilities and have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), with a particular specialism in Speech, language and communication.

We provide an individualised curriculum within three pathways:
• Into Further Education • Into Employment • Into Independence.

We enable students to gain the skills, knowledge, understanding and life skills to prepare for a job, accessing a mainstream further education college and to live independently. Most learners work at Entry level and level 1 of the National Qualifications Framework and we provide opportunities to achieve accredited qualifications in Maths and English, as well as personalised qualification programmes, working alongside employers.


At Oakwood, the individual needs of our students are at the heart of all that we do.

We work closely with our children/young people, their families and professionals to create bespoke programmes of learning for students, which are tailored to their educational and social and emotional needs, supporting them to achieve their full potential. This means that we deliver a personalised curriculum, which, where possible, acknowledges the national curriculum and meets the individual needs of our students, whilst also supporting them to meet the outcomes identified in their EHCPs.

To achieve this, every student has an individual education plan which identifies their areas of need and how we can best address them, both in terms of staff approach and the curriculum that they are provided.  Our goal is to provide access to the best academic outcomes possible as well as preparing our students for adulthood and the next stage of their education by equipping them with the skills required to achieve personal success.

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