Osborne College

Osborne College exists to provide a learning environment for students aged 16-19 with moderate to severe learning difficulties who may also have a diagnosis of ASC and are not yet ready to attend a mainstream college.

We aim to achieve a person-centred experience within a caring and safe environment in which an individual student’s rights and choices are respected and promoted.
The College also follows all of the main school policies, procedures and values.

The College has the following aims:
► To support students in taking responsibility for their own behaviour and in developing self-management
► Supporting students and encouraging greater independence in making informed choices
► Developing self-esteem
► Developing skills in personal care
► Developing physical and emotional wellbeing
► Developing independence and self help
► Developing key skills of Literacy, Numeracy and ICT
► Developing the ability to make leisure choices and self occupy
► Development of communication and social skills
► Preparation to live happily in the community
► To reduce students’ anxieties
► To develop pupils understanding of Mental Wealth

We achieve this by:
► Providing a small and safe environment
► Providing a consistent and predictable environment
► Seeking to understand each individual
► Using a range of teaching and learning approaches to meet a variety of needs
► Providing a structured, broad and balanced curriculum
► Providing a calm, consistent and purposeful environment
► Regularly accessing facilities within the local community
► Ensuring staff receive regular training through Osborne School’s INSET programme and other external courses as well as through unit staff meetings


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