Learner facilities 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”. The college believes that emotional self-awareness and resilience is central to achieving life success, independence and well-being and boasts a fantastic range of facilities – from sports to state-of-the-art learning resources to dining.
All learners have access to our Learning Resource Centre – an attractive and supportive environment within which to study or relax. There are a range of facilities available including height adjustable workstations, PCs, laptops, cameras, dictaphones and a graphics suite.
Learners can also make use of a range of assistive technologies such as screen enlargers, screen readers and emulated keyboards.
LRC facilities include:
- 26 PC learning pods
- Graphics Suite with 11 Apple Mac computers & interactive white board
- Individual and small group study rooms
- Height-adjustable work stations
- A suite of assistive learning technologies
Café Mojo serves breakfast and dinner for residential students as well as offering a very popular lunchtime menu for all staff and learners. The café serves residential and day students breakfast and healthy Grab and Go snacks, as well as a range of hot and cold lunch items including a hot wok, panini and salad bar. It’s also a popular communal area where learners can eat packed lunches and socialise with friends.
Café Mojo also provides catering for college events and external visitors using the facilities.
Sports and fitness
Learners at Hereward have access to a wide range of sports and fitness activities and we work alongside partners such as CSW Sports, SEND Active and Sky Blues in the Community to offer up to three activities a day as well as sports clubs outside of college hours.
Our onsite facilities include a large sports hall, outdoor multi-use games area and gymnasium.
Activities available include:
Entry Level Football │ Men’s Football │ Women’s Football │ Down Syndrome Football Club │ Powerchair Football │ Visually impared and hearing difficulty football │ Hockey │ Tennis │ Boccia │ Basketball │ Bowling │ Cardio Wall Sessions │ Circuit Training│ Personal Fitness sessions.
Sport is a regular part of college life and learners regularly represent the college in football, futsal, tennis, powerchair football and Boccia tournaments.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 024 7642 6173. Hereward College, Bramston Crescent, Tile Hill, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV4 9SW.