217 Loughborough Road, Mountsorrel, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 7AR
Ms Tracey Forman
16 – 25 years
ADHD, ASD, BESD, MLD, SCD
Homefield supports young people aged 16 - 25 with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities. The majority of our students are on the Autistic Spectrum. We have several sites in the East Midlands, based within the villages of Mountsorrel, Sileby and Barrow-upon-Soar, along with our provision in Nuneaton for those located closer to Warwickshire.
We adapt the teaching and support to meet each student's needs and strengths. Our students study with us for either 3 or 5 days a week and travel in each day.
We focus on three main learning pathways:
Skills for Life & Work
As part of these pathways, we offer social and life skills, vocational training, employability qualifications and therapies, with English, maths and communication embedded into every lesson.
Our individualised education pathways focus on the outcomes of improving personal care skills, learning how to live independently and finding a place in the world of work.
Our Personal Development Pathway is for students who may be reliant on support, are unable to self-manage, face communication difficulties and have narrow interests and experiences. We help them to develop social skills and the ability to look after themselves. We embed therapeutic interventions and enrichment activities into the learning and offer transferable work skills through vocational sessions and structured work place visits when appropriate.
Our Skills for Life & Work Pathway is for students who want to be more independent in their lives but are lacking in practical, living and work skills. They will learn how to look after themselves with minimal support, identify transferable work skills and experience vocational sessions to help them in identifying future careers. They also have access to enriching sessions to develop their ability to be resilient in the world.
Our Mission Employability Pathway is for students who have work aspirations and are committed to achieving future goals, are able to manage anxieties through coping skills and have worked towards qualifications in Functional Skills. Mission Employability students can gain accredited vocational qualifications in their designed areas, attend career workshops and work experience as well as be encouraged to make their own decisions including risk-taking. They attend guidance interviews with a careers practitioner, and have lessons on CV writing, interview techniques and job searching.
We also offer bespoke packages for students who may benefit from an outreach approach. These packages can include working with students at their own home or out in a community location, reduced days, additional staffing and tailored learning routes.
We run two enterprises in order to give our students experience in real-life working environments. Barrow of Treats is formed of a café and sweet shop where students learn hospitality, catering and customer service whilst developing their social, English, maths, communication and team-working skills. Breward's is a coffee shop in the heart of Mountsorrel where students focus on hospitality and customer service and develop their functional ICT abilities.
Additional College facilities include:
smart boards and iPads in classrooms
residential experience rooms
Each student is allocated a personal tutor who supports them during their time with us, and our person-centred approach to emotional and behavioural support ensures that all our students have equal opportunities to participate in lessons.
We also offer day service provision based in Sileby, providing activities and support 50 weeks a year for adults with learning disabilities and difficulties. Day Services help with social inclusion in the local community, transition training, leisure activities and work experience.