Moulton College

Mission Statement

To provide outstanding education and training opportunities in land based, construction and sports studies, for everyone who will benefit from them.


How we support your child's learning

Each young person will be allocated a course manager and they will be the point of contact for discussing progress throughout the college year.

Parents and/or carers are invited into college during the first term for a parents evening, where there is a face to face discussion about progress and achievement and any concerns are shared. Course managers also keep regular contact via phone/email throughout the year to ensure that parents/carers know what is happening at college. At the end of each term there is a progress report written and sent home.

In January each year the Subject Area invite parents in for a transition/careers evening where we discuss suitable progression routes for the following September.


Accessibility of our service

Most of the college buildings are fully wheelchair accessible and some of the classroom have hearing loops installed. There is a disabled changing facility located at the Pitsford Site and disabled toilets spread out across the campus.

Moulton College is an 'open-access College'. This means we aim to offer appropriate opportunities to those who will gain the most benefit from studying at Moulton, rather than just those with the best academic ability or highest prior achievement.


How we identify SEN

Each applicant will have a face to face interview with a member of teaching staff from the Subject Area.

The young person's needs and abilities will be recorded and the college will obtain any statements, previous school reports and Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP), that relate to the young person.

Parents/carers will also be able to ask questions at the interview and help to provide details of what the young person's needs are.

We are able to support young people with a range of learning difficulties and additional needs, including those with high support needs. We have an excellent team of learning support assistants and lecturers who are experienced in managing and supporting young people with conditions such as; Autism, Asperger's syndrome, emotional and social difficulties, ADHD, OCD, Fragile X, dyslexia, dyspraxia and many more.


How we support your child/young person

The course manager will oversee the young person's college course and will plan the curriculum in line with the Subject Manager for the area.

Each area within the college is responsible for reflecting on its provision at the end of each year and will produce its own self-assessment report which is followed by an action plan to ensure continuous quality improvement within the college.

The college is periodically inspected by Ofsted and the most recent reports can be found on the Ofsted website.


How we match the curriculum to your child's needs

Within the college each young person will have their own Individual Learning and Skills Plan which will be updated regularly by their course manager. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the learners on the course and (is) every lesson is differentiated to meet individual needs and abilities.


The support we give to your child's well being

The Student Welfare Team have the responsibility to support all students with any issues other than those which are course related. Good links have been established with social services, local health centres and many other agencies in order to provide the young person with all the support they could possibly require.

The College Nurses and Counsellor are available each day to provide support and, if required call in specialist help should the need arise. There is also a specialist Asperger's counsellor employed within General Education who will support students within the Subject Area.

There are a variety of individualised behaviour strategies for young people which are adapted to suit the circumstances and are implemented to ensure every learner is given appropriate support and guidance to achieve their full potential.


The expertise we have access to

All staff working within General Education and Supported Learning are appropriately trained and qualified and experienced for their job roles, they also partake in extensive continuing professional development.

Within the college there is The Chris Moody Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation Centre which has a range of facilities including a Hydrotherapy Pool, Swimming Pool, Water Therapy Pool and Physiotherapy. There may be opportunities to access these facilities as part of the young person's Education and Health Care Plan.


How we include your child in extra curricular activities

The college is also able to offer residential provision for young people with additional needs in its purpose built 24 hour supported residence.

They will have their own en-suite shower room and have use of a shared kitchen diner and living area. They will have the opportunity to join in with all the social events including regular discos, karaoke evenings, entertainers etc. as well as using time to develop their independent living skills.

General Education also run an Easter and Summer school programme which all potential students are welcome to attend. The programme helps to reduce anxiety about college; increases self-esteem; gives opportunities to make new friends; ensures that appropriate support is in place for September.


How we prepare your child to join us or transfer to another setting

After a successful interview the young person will be invited in to have a taster day at the college, which will give the both parties the opportunity to assess each other and get to know each other.

Between application and the start of the course the young person will be invited to Easter and Summer School, depending on the time of application and will also be invited in for an enrolment day during June or July, where they will get to meet other people on the course and the college staff.

If a more specific transition plan is required this can be discussed at interview.

When a young person is planning to leave the college, the college staff will help them to find a suitable placement and will refer them to other agencies as necessary.

There will be flexibility within the college week for the young person to attend transition days at the next placement and the college will provide progress reports and references as requested.


How we match our resources to your child

The young person's support needs are assessed during interview and are based upon the outcome of the interview, the references, and any documentation that the young person may come with, such as an EHCP. The decision about the level of support is made between the Course Manager, the Subject Manager and the Learning Support Manager.


How we involve parents

The parents/carers are involved as much as is required and it will vary from one person to the next. The Course Manager will communicate regularly and is available for phone calls or e emails on a daily basis.


How we include your child in the planning of their support

The young person is central to any decision making and they will always be involved in the process.


General Contact Information

Once the young person has been accepted onto a college course, the contact should be between yourself and the Course Manager. You can talk to the Course Manager or any other member of the Subject Area if you are worried or you can raise concerns with the Subject Manager.

If you are considering whether your child/young person should join the college you should visit the college on a college open day or if you already know which course is the most suitable you should send in an application form which can be downloaded from the website or from the back of the college prospectus.

You can call the college and ask to speak to the General Education Subject Manager for further details or you can ask your local connexions office for advice and guidance.


Contact for more information

Address:
West Street, Moulton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 7RR
Telephone:
01604 491131
Email:
Louise.ball@moulton.ac.uk
Website:
http://www.moulton.ac.uk