White Rocks Farm College is a small specialist centre offering vocational BTEC courses for students who have additional educational needs. Our main unit caters for the 14-16 year old age group. We also have a 16 plus vocational unit and additionally we can cater for students of 19 plus who are not yet ready for work.
White Rocks Farm
Who to contact
Where to go
- White Rocks Farm
- TN15 0SL
When is it on?
- Session Information
Term 1 28 days 07/09/20 – 22/10/20 (Half Term 26 st - 30th October 2019) Term 2 28 days 02/11/20 – 17/12/20 (Christmas holiday 21st Dec 2020 - 3 rd January 2021) Term 3 24 days 04/01/21 – 11/02/21 (Half Term 15 t h - 19th February 2021) Term 4 24 days 22/02/21 – 01/04/21 (Easter Holidays 05th – 23rd April 2021) Term 5 23 days 19/04/21 – 27/05/21 (Half Term 31stMay - 04th June 2021) (Bank Holiday 3rd May) Term 6 16 days 07/06/21 – 01/07/21 (Summer holiday 1 st July- September 2021)
- Cost details
- Please see website for information
- Age Range
16plus and 19plus
Our main unit caters for the 14-16 year old age group. We also have a 16 plus vocational unit and additionally we can cater for students of 19 plus who are not yet ready for work.
- Age Range
- 19-25Ages 16-18,
- Autism, Behaviour and learning, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Communication and interaction, Language difficulty, Learning difficulty,
- Local Offer Disabilities
- Learning difficulty
- Language difficulty
- Behavioural, emotional and social development
- Communication and interaction
- Behaviour and learning
- Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
- Needs Level
- SEN Provision Type
- Special school
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
All students that attend are referred by KCC and have EHCP’s identifying their SEN
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
Termly reports are sent home to parents/carers and annual reviews are held yearly in addition to frequent communication in person or via telephone if needed.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
Student centred teaching strategies are used, learning is differentiated and supported in line with individual needs
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
Additional support is offered in the form of 1:1 tuition if appropriate, small group work, on-going reviews, functional skills tuition, modular curriculum intervention, SaLT trained staff, 1:1 and group art therapy depending on needs.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
Progress is monitored through reading and spelling assessments, functional skills assessment (diagnostics) summative assessments (end of year assessments to record what stills need to improve)
Formative assessments (continuous though unit work and moderation/ IV samples to ensure students more forward)
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
All students that attend are SEN, so all trips and off-site visits required are suitable and relevant for all, and carried out in small numbers.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
Due to our location and terrain, we are not suitable for wheel chair users.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
Transition days are arranged, as are visits to meet and greet staff arranged and encouraged in advance, time to talk sessions to discuss concerns are also implemented and available on request.
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
The setting assesses overall effectiveness by student progress and development in conjunction with the board of governors which also consists of a parent/carer representative and Pearson’s / Asdan awarding bodies independent reviews.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
If considering a place at the provision your SEN case officer should be contacted in the first instance followed by our office manager or head of provision to arrange a viewing when suitable.
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
We can manage feedback verbally in person, or via email either directly or care of the governing body and care of the main contact at the provision.