National Star College at Hereford
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National Star at Hereford offers an innovative and creative learning environment for day students with physical or learning disabilities aged 16 years and over.
In January 2020 National Star in Hereford moved into new premises, significantly improving the teaching facilities on offer to students studying with us.
Students learning with us at The Eveson Centre on Ledbury Road can enjoy:
- Light and airy teaching space
- Two dedicated sensory rooms, fitted out with specialist sensory equipment
- A specialist therapy room
- Dedicated art room
- The latest technology to support learning including a fully accessible, interactive whiteboard that encourages hand function and hand eye interaction
- A supply of modern laptops
- An inviting communal area, perfect for relaxing and socialising with friends
- A polytunnel to support horticultural studies and for students to grow their own vegetables for sandwich shop
- A netted basket swing
- Accessible raised beds
- Outdoor wheelchair driving area
Students typically spend two years with us, following a curriculum that has been specifically tailored to meet their learning needs. All students work to develop skills in social interaction, self-awareness and self-expression so that they are best prepared for life after college.
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Sessions in numeracy, literacy, art, social enterprise, cooking, horticulture, choir, life skills, ceramics and exploring cultures are designed to help students develop communication and independence skills, problem-solving and team working in daily life.
Each student has an assigned tutor and key worker who will support the student, constantly reviewing targets to ensure that progress is being made towards a student’s future plans. We also build relationships with parents, carers, guardians and other professionals as part of our goal to prepare students to become as independent as possible. A great deal of emphasis is also placed on providing the appropriate level of pastoral and emotional support so that students feel happy and confident during their time with us.
Sensory environments, including a sensory garden, sensory room and sensory activities such as ceramics are used to meet the needs of students with profound and multiple disabilities. Where appropriate, specialist therapies such as occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and emotional wellbeing are integrated into a student’s timetable.
Students are encouraged to make a positive contribution to college life and the wider community, gaining skills that will support them in becoming active citizens in their adult lives. Wherever possible, students are encouraged to undertake internal and external work experience placements. This provides them with the chance to put their new skills into practice in different settings.
For example, students will use their numeracy skills when shopping in the local community. Others will gain confidence in making choices for themselves when ordering food and drink in a local cafe.
Every student will be encouraged to work towards a formal qualification that officially recognises the progress they have made at college. Options include personal progress and employability skills at different levels.
Health and therapies
Our personalised Entry and Foundation pathways aim to maintain or improve functional performance and increase independence and autonomy. This includes supporting students in developing their health management skills to enable a healthy lifestyle and ownership of their health and wellbeing wherever possible.
At National Star College at Hereford we can offer the following therapies embedded into a local day provision:
- Speech and language therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Emotional health and wellbeing
- Assistive technology
Adult Community Learning in Hereford
We are excited to announce that we are now offering an evening community learning programme for adults with disabilities in Hereford, supported by Herefordshire County Council. Discover more about the Adult Community Learning programme in Hereford.
Find out more
For more information about National Star College at Hereford contact Jon on 07866118001. Find out what you need to do to apply.
The Eveson Centre, 1 Ledbury Road, Hereford, HR1 2SX