The Campus has the following provision across North Somerset:-
VLC Nailsea - Key Stage 3
VLC Nailsea has two dedicated areas of the site. One for our Pupil Referral Unit provision for students in years 7 and 8 and one for our Tuition students in years 1 - 11. Students in the Pupil Referral Unit are referred to the Campus because of permanent exclusion from school.
VLC Nailsea - Tuition
The Tuition Service caters for all age groups from Key Stages 1 to 4 who are out of school. Programmes are delivered in either the home, the community, Centres or through reintegration packages within their mainstream school.
A referral can be made if a student is unable to attend school due to a medical condition, such as:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Recovery from a significant surgery
- Returning from Hospital education
- Debilitating medical conditions
- Mental health conditions that prelude the student being in large groups/classes.
All referrals must be supported by a senior health professional, for example:
- Consultant Paediatrician or other Medical consultant
- Consultant Child Psychiatrist
- Clinical Child Psychologist
- Senior CAMHS clinician
- Senior Education Psychologist
In most cases, schools will have put in place appropriate strategies and support first before a referral is made.
VLC Weston offers a wide range of GCSE, Functional Skills and Entry Level qualifications for young people in Years 9 - 11. The Centre also has a strong emphasis on Art and Photography.
VLC Weston also offers vocational courses in Motor Vehicle Engineering and BTEC in Home Cooking Skills. The Centre has a fully equipped Motor Vehicle Workshop and a bespoke catering kitchen.
Students will have been referred to the Campus because of permanent exclusion from a mainstream school. Whilst some will stay to complete Year 11 with us, many young people will return to mainstream in a new school.
VLC Milton offers Pupil Referral Unit provision for primary age students in years 1 to 6. Students will have been referred to the Campus because of permanent exclusion from school. The staff use Thrive and Theraplay approaches with the students to help students close their social and emotional gaps. This helps prepare them for a return to mainstream provision.