Friends Of Columbus School And College
Columbus cares for and educates young people aged 3 to 19 with severe and complex needs, many with life limiting conditions. We are a vibrant, ambitious organisation , determined to make a difference to the lives of our young people and their families, challenging the boundaries of achievement and accomplishment and forever improving and extending the learning and life opportunities for those who attend our very special academy. We are embarking upon a new, exciting Autism development project which will see a dynamic, Verbal Behaviour programme introduced for those with the most challenging levels of Autism to enable our young people to have greater levels of support, bespoke timetabling opportunities and access to behaviour analysts to aid them in communication development. We are creating specific intervention groups for those with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. These provisions facilitate delivery of specific , individually planned learning & support plans enabling those with significant and debilitating needs to achieve in safe, calm, stimulating environments with direct access to specialist staff. We aspire to remain at the cutting edge of education resourcing and continue to develop assistive communication and learning technologies enabling our youngsters to easily make choices in their lives, make their needs and thoughts known and ensure their safety and wellbeing. We believe that all young people should have equal opportunities to learn and live in their local community. We are currently developing our own work experience settings including a community cafe and a pop up shop in Chelmsford City Centre. We hope we will be able to raise sufficient funds to see all these dreams become a reality for our very special young people.