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CANTO –Northampton

Our specialist staff are able to support students with a wide range of special education needs, including learning difficulties, health problems and disabilities. As an organisation we have over 20 years of experience in working with students in this area. We are experienced in providing support to students with a large range of special education needs such as dyslexia, ADHD, autism, downs syndrome, PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance), ADHD, moderate learning difficulty, epilepsy, mental health issues and a wide variety of other diagnosis. We offer all of our students the opportunity to work within small groups of 4 - 8 to support their development. Each student has individual targets set and receives support from not only their tutors but from their keyworker, our high needs team and programme lead.

Functional Skills - Students have the opportunity to access regular sessions aimed at building their maths, English and ICT skills. These can be through either our functional skills sessions building towards taking an assessment at any level from Entry 1 to Level 2. Our practical projects sessions focus on building maths and English skills to support student’s independence in a practical way. As we work with students with a wide range of additional learning support needs all of these sessions take place in small groups of 4 - 8 students.

Specialist tutors, IAG specialists, high needs team and 1:1 support staff - We have a staff team that has received specialist training in working with individuals with special education needs. Dependent on individual’s circumstances we are able to offer varying levels of support from a dedicated 1:1 worker to sessional support. We offer students access to information advice and guidance where students in a supportive environment can explore their ideas for the future. Our high needs team can intervene and through liaison with home plan activities to further support students learning. Through the support we offer as a staff team we aim to build a student’s skills towards growing their independence skills and if appropriate their future progression opportunities.

Vocational Subjects - At CANTO we offer all of our students the opportunity to explore a multitude of possible options. All are able to choose from a wide range of possible vocational areas, these include: animal care, art and design, cookery, dance, drama, music, photography and sports.

Work Placements - CANTO is proud to say that we offer all of our additional learning support students the opportunity to undertake some form of work placement. This may be at our specialist work centre, in a voluntary centre, within one of our work groups, in a supported external work placement or an unsupported external work placement.

Interested in what we can offer? Students who have an interest in starting a programme at CANTO can do this by contacting us. We will then arrange a convenient time to visit and undertake an initial interview. If felt appropriate we can then arrange a number of taster days to help with the transition into CANTO. For students over the age of 18 will either need to have an Education Health & Care Plan to access educational funding or have secured funding through an alternative form such as social and health care funding.

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Tonmead Road
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