A COLLEGE has signed a charter which will continue its work supporting learners suffering from autism.
For the last ten years, foundation learning at TyneMet College has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, in particular the work recognising and understanding the rights and needs of those with autism.
And to underpin this, college officials have signed a ‘College Inclusion Charter’ which aims to meet and exceed legal duties and create a college culture and ethos of inclusion.
The college will also continue to support transition for all learners both from school to college and from college into living, learning and working as independently as possible.
Jon Vincent, college principal and chief executive, said: “TyneMet is already delivering many key aspects identified in the ‘Inclusion Charter’.
“However, we are in the process of building an action plan to incorporate the charter into our strategic plan.
“We realise every student has unique needs so at TyneMet we carefully consider course content and structure to meet their specific requirements.”
Bill Midgely, chairman of the board of governors, added: “The college is dedicated to providing an inclusive education to all in a positive and safe environment.”