Social and emotional development at Hereward College

Social and emotional development at Hereward College

Promoting Social and emotional development at Hereward College

Hereward College, which specialises in educating young people with learning disabilities and additional needs, has been praised by Ofsted inspectors who said students there “enjoy their learning” and “feel safe and protected”. At Hereward College we believe that emotional self-awareness and resilience is central to achieving life success, independence and well-being. 

This is developed through areas such as trust, security, creativity and self-discovery. All learners have access to Learning Mentors who support learners with their personal development in a supportive and understanding environment.

Learners discover who they are, what they like and why in one to one sessions, groups and unstructured social times.

These lifelong skills provide a platform for developing into mature and independent young adults, able to make choices, form good relationships and manage emotional responses positively.

The skills also contribute to curricular achievement, individual wellbeing, employability skills and future success.Learners who receive emotion coaching are more likely to:

  • Perform better academically
  • Be well liked by others
  • Have fewer behavioural problems
  • Have fewer infectious illnesses
  • Be more emotionally stable
  • Be more resilient
  • Focus attention and motivate themselves

Hereward College is a college for young people with disabilities and additional needs based in Coventry. Since 1971 we have been offering inclusive provision and specialist facilities for both day and residential learners with complex disabilities and learning difficulties.

Our vision is to prepare our learners for the next stage of their lives, providing them with outstanding employability skills and greater control over their future. We have a focus on creating independent individuals who can make more of their own decisions about work, education, health and living.

We have extensive partnerships with employers and an expanding supported internship study programme. The internships build upon all the skills that the young people have developed in college and extend them even further in real work situations.

Political activity is also important to the Hereward community and we encourage our learners to have a ‘voice’ in the issues that affect them. We also support the Natspec and NUS campaigns which addresses the inequalities faced by young people with learning difficulties or disabilities.

We are extremely proud of the achievements of all our learners and our hugely committed and dedicated staff which support them.

For more information on full time application or residential enquiries visit www.hereward.ac.uk or email admissions@hereward.ac.uk or call 024 7642 6173.

Hereward College, Bramston Crescent, Tile Hill, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV4 9SW.


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