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Regent College, Stoke

We are a small independent specialist day college situated in Stoke on Trent. Regent College was founded in 1999 and provides specialist education for young people from 16 – 25 years old.

Our courses are full and part time and are based at our main site in Shelton, Stoke on Trent although lots of learning takes place in our local and extended community. Community-based learning is central to our curriculum, this includes a wide range of practical activities as well as volunteering and work placement opportunities.


We are tremendously proud of this result which shows we have improved the quality of our teaching, learning and support and reflects our high expectations for our learners. Inspectors were clearly impressed by the wide range of work placements, volunteering opportunities and the introduction of supported internships which take place within our local and extended community. The highly responsive curriculum was noted by Ofsted as ensuring that learners increase their life skills, including their independence, and are well prepared for adulthood.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Wendy Williams
Contact Position
01782 263326

Where to go

Regent College
77, Shelton New Road
Local Offer

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
16+ years

Schools Extended Local Offer Response 

How does this setting know if their children/young person needs extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

Referrals to Regent College are from children and young people who have either a Section 139A, LDA at present, in the future this will be an EHCP.

How will the setting support my child/young person?

Individual study programmes are built around the needs of each individual taking into account their current needs and future aspirations. 

How will teaching approaches and the curriculum be matched to my child or young person's needs?

The curriculum offer is based on individual needs, likes and aspirations. 

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support their learning?

Regular review of progress including tutorials take place on a regular basis.  Parents/Carers are invited to formal review meetings throughout the placement. 

There is also a home/college diary which is offered to each person at the start of the programme; alternatively emails and phone calls are used to ensure that regular contact is maintained.   

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall wellbeing?

All learners are allocated a Personal Tutor and Keyworker at the start of their placement; these staff members support not only learning process but also the pastoral aspect of college life. 

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting?

There is a college nurse on site together with a SaLT, Makaton Regional Trainer and Assistant SaLT.  Where necessary referrals are made to appropriate services. 

 Allocated staff members are trained in the administration of medication. 

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have had or are having?

All staff have comprehensive levels of training around teaching learning and assessment.  Teaching staff are currently working towards the new Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Disabled Learners. 

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

The curriculum is based very much out and about in the community, all learners have the opportunity to take part in activities which are not college based. 

How accessible is the environment?

Regent College believes in offering a very inclusive environment. We strive to make all our services, information, and facilities accessible to all people, at all times.

How will the setting prepare and support my child/young person to join the next stage of education and life?

Transition into and out of College is supported by Transition Link Workers who liaise with learners/parents/carers and professionals to ensure that the next stage of the young person’s life is fully supported and carefully planned for. 

How are the setting's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

Resources are matched to young people at the Pre-Entry stage and continually reviewed and amended, if necessary, throughout their placement.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

This is assessed at the Pre-Entry stage and again under continual review. 

How are parents involved in the setting? How can I be involved?

Parents and Carers are actively encouraged to take a role in the college; they are invited and welcomed to events which take place throughout the year.  There is also an open door policy to enable concerns to be addressed as soon as possible. 

Reviews also take place throughout the young person’s placement. 


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