Our FLEX Department is for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) or High Needs.

Our goal is to help students in life by preparing them for employment, adulthood and personal independence. Our department offers a range of tailored support ensuring that the unique needs of each person we work with are met.

You can choose from one of our three project-led pathways depending on your personal aims and ambitions; Horizons, Pre-internships or Supported Internships, each pathway is intended to help you towards one of two key goals – adulthood and independence or employment. We’ll also help you with your English, maths and IT skills. Students learn in small groups and are taught by specialist staff on our project-based curriculum.

We work closely with the other Colleges in our Group to provide access to as many experiences as possible, including theatre and drama productions at Rotherham College and experience in Animal Care, Horticulture and use of the forest school at Dearne Valley College, so whichever one of our Colleges you’re based at, you’ll have the opportunity to meet people from other areas and enjoy new experiences.

We have strong partnerships with local businesses and organisations and work with them to get involved in community projects. You’ll have the chance to showcase your skills in competitions such as Sewhat and inter-college competitions. You’ll also have the chance to take part in a wide range of health and wellbeing activities, from fitness classes to music and art therapy sessions.