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MV16 is an inclusive learning environment. Our aim is for all students to make progress towards their own personal learning goals through high quality teaching and support and we strive hard to include all students with additional needs, in all aspects of College life.

Support is offered through various strategies, ranging from the differentiation of classroom teaching to assisting students in preparation for adulthood. Our aim is to remove barriers to learning and allow the individual to achieve their full potential.

Subject teachers are kept fully informed of a student's needs and assessments are carefully monitored to ensure the progression of all students. Individual Educational Health Care Plans (EHCPs) are monitored and reviewed with parents/carers and students kept informed of changes made to the provision. All our students are encouraged to sit external examinations at the appropriate level, including BTEC, AS Level and A Level. We take great care to ensure that individuals have the appropriate concessions in their examinations for their particular needs.

Students with additional Needs are supported and encouraged to be involved in all aspects of college. Many achieve wonderful academic successes at A Level - and go on to University courses, employment or training / apprenticeships.

Into MV16: In Late October, prospective students and their families have the opportunity to attend Open Evenings/ Open Mornings at MV16 at which they can speak to subject staff, SENCo and SLT. Students are then required to submit an application to the college on which they must identify their SEN and any provision they may need.
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This application is then followed up by an interview with a member of the SLT with the student to discuss options, subjects and pathways at the college. Once the student has been accepted, they will be invited to attend 3 Taster Days in the Summer Term where they can 'taste' each of their elected subjects and get a feel for what it will be like to study at MV16. Once GCSE results are confirmed, students then attend a registration day at MV16 to confirm their place. At any point during this process, parents and carers of SEN students can contact the college to speak to the SENCo or see the SENCo at the Open events or Taster Days. Additional visits to the college and well as visits from the SENCo to the feeder school can be organised so students with specific needs can feel supported through this transition phase. The SENCo will work with the SLT, tutors and subject staff as well as the parents, carers and student to develop a support programme that will enable them to achieve their personal outcomes.

Preparation for adulthood: The majority of our students choose to attend University upon leaving MV16 at the end of Year 13. Our programme of support with the application process to University allows students with SEN to have support with choices, completing applications, writing personal statements and ensuring they are prepared for their next steps.
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Students have access to higher educational fairs as well as visits to universities or from visiting academics and for those who do not wish to go to university, they are able to book an appointment with our Careers advisor who can discuss employment options or apprenticeships with students who wish to pursue another pathway into adulthood. Students and parents/carers with SEN can liaise with or seek advice from the SENCo to secure additional support for students who wish to go to University, such as applying for Disabled Student Allowance or to discuss the process of applying for reasonable adjustments at their university of choice. Students with an EHCP will be given further needs based support.

Please find below a list of useful links and key documents, if you have any specific queries please contact the SENCo directly:

Leicestershire Local Offer

SEN Policy

SEN Information Report

The SENCo at MV16 is Amy Breeze, please contact her directly by email or phone on 01664 504750.

 

Our state of the art, open plan building is equipped with features to ensure it is highly accessible. There is a lift for access to the first floor, disabled parking spaces at the front of the building and we support a hearing loop within the premises. ICT resources are available throughout the Centre including desktops, laptops, netbooks and iPads for use in lessons and for private study.

"My son has Asperger's Syndrome and the support both he and the family have received from Amy and her team has been amazing. MV16 has been the making of him and the quiet, calm environment ideal. The transition from secondary school was superbly micro managed by MV16 to avoid additional stress to what is already a busy time for young people. All his teaching staff were well briefed from the outset about any possible issues and continue to be updated. Communication between departments has been smooth and efficient. As the years have rolled by we have had regular meetings with both Amy and other staff who are all easy to contact if the need arises. MV16 is a 30 minute drive from where we live, well worth the journey, and as testament to this my Dyslexic daughter has applied to come to MV16 and I know she will be in safe hands!"

Mrs Smith
Parent

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