College House is a unique residential provision, which caters for students aged 16-18 with moderate learning disabilities. A total of 14 students are resident at College House Monday to Thursday, returning home at weekends and holidays.
During college hours, the students attend the Foundation Level course for Skills for Independence and Work at Eastleigh College, and in the evenings they are supported in developing skills for independent living.
Statement of Principles and Practice
College House is unique and is the only unit of its kind nationally attached to a mainstream college. This uniqueness is found in its continuing efforts to integrate students with learning disabilities with their peers, and to provide them with the support they need, in order to gain the skills required in working towards increasing independence, based on their individual needs.
The majority of our students will have come from schools that cater exclusively for young people with a learning disability and this may be their first opportunity to experience inclusive education.
The principle on which College House is based, is in providing the experience of living with and relating to other young people, being of vital importance in developing the confidence of students.
College House is committed to supporting students to achieve the best outcomes, providing them with the competencies, choices and the opportunity to take their place as valued members of the College and their community, and to enjoy their right to respect, participation, self-determination and personal value.
Equality and Diversity
Eastleigh College's College House welcomes variety and seeks to ensure individual talents are utilised and valued. The College wishes to create a culture where mutual trust and respect are the foundation for working relationships between staff and students. (A full copy of the Eastleigh College Equality and Diversity Policy is available on request.) We respect our students' religious, ethnic and cultural diversity and welcome the opportunity to meet these needs.