Parents & Carers
It is daunting to think of life for you and your child after The Meadows. There is so much information available to help you but knowing what to do is scary. Here at The Meadows we want to help as much as we can.
If you have any worried or concerns about moving forward please contact us:
You can contact Pam Brown at Connexions (see Connexions section)
Talk to Phil Colicott Meadows Enterprise Adviser. Enterprise Advisers
This is a useful website available to look at for advice.
National Careers Service
The National careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.
Other useful places to contact and speak to about what is available for advice
The Futures Programme is aimed at young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and/or an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
The supported learning courses can be stepping stones to either higher levels of study or greater independence. We also offer individualised personal support plans that are tailor-made to suit students’ specific needs.
These courses are ideal for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities or for those who may need additional support for a variety of reasons and don’t have a Level 2 qualification (GCSE A* to C).
For some students, it may be that they just need some extra support to be successful on one of our vocational courses that they’ve chosen to study. We’re here to provide you with the learning support you need.
Sandwell College have a range of programmes designed to cater for a wide range of students, with a high level of support that ensures each individual is given a learning experience appropriate to their needs. Our students have an excellent record of progressing, and almost all go on to mainstream College courses or an advanced level of study.
Aspire Works is all geared up for students to get those all-important employability skills. There is a commercial print room, engineering workshop and retail showroom all managed by their learners and their supportive tutors.
Have a supportive learner-centred environment fully staffed by a dedicated team of teachers, instructors and learning support assistants at every campus.
Our supported learning programmes offer learners the perfect opportunity to develop and grow in confidence and independence, helping you find your place in the world, enhance life skills and develop employability skills.
Get involved in external work experience opportunities – volunteer with the National Trust to restore woodland and create habitats for the RSPB! We have a dedicated learner support team who are on hand to develop individual learning support plans, based on the needs of each learner.
The Willow Tree provides a safe and stimulating working environment for learners and all staff ensure students experience a rich and exciting curriculum tailored to their specific needs.
Staff ensure a multi-sensory approach to learning, providing a Total Communication Environment, which facilitates communication for all, and following strategies as outlined in individual student behaviour support or ASD plans. Students are encouraged to be as independent as possible in their learning by establishing routines and schedules. They are empowered in their learning through the negotiation of individual success criteria, adapted to their level of understanding.
Natspec is the membership association for organisations, which offer specialist further education, and training for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilitie