Contact: Mrs D Connor, Assistant Headteacher for SEN/SENDCo and Teacher in Charge of the ASRC Unit
Phone Number: 01983 538050

The Island Education Federation is committed to providing an inclusive education for all young people, regardless of ability, gender, language, ethnic or cultural origin. We work effectively with a wide variety of agencies and individuals to focus on improving outcomes for all students with Special Educational Needs across Carisbrooke College, Medina College and The Island VI Form.

Our aims: 

  • To raise the standards of attainment for all SEN students through a broad and relevant curriculum that is differentiated to meet individual learning styles
  • To establish robust systems which ensure all SEN students make at least two levels of progress by the end of each key stage 
  • To create a college climate where all staff are aware that they are responsible for students with SEN and plan their lessons accordingly 

Support ranges from one-to-one tuition to Learning Supporting Assistants working in the classroom with individual students. We offer a range of interventions, including some individual and group support for students with specific learning difficulties, speech and language issues, social, emotional and mental health difficulties, ASD and more generalised learning difficulties. Support is also available for students with visual or hearing impairments.

Gifted and Talented students are well catered for with a wide variety of curricular and extra curricular opportunities to stretch them academically and ensure they reach their full potential.

The Colleges are well equipped to meet the needs of disabled students. Students requiring wheelchair access are well catered for with all curriculum areas fully available. All three colleges have lifts to ensure access. The Colleges are well-provided for in relation to disabled toilets. Those who are hearing impaired are catered for on an individual basis.

Within the guidelines of the Disability Equality Scheme, the Colleges are committed to:

  • Promoting equality of opportunity between disabled people and others.
  • Eliminating discrimination that is unlawful under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
  • Providing positive attitudes towards disabled people.
  • Encouraging participation by disabled people in public life.
  • Taking steps to meet disabled people’s needs, even if this requires more favourable treatment.

The Isle of Wight Council is committed to giving all children and young people high quality education that enables them to make progress and achieve well. For children and young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs or a disability, additional or specialist support may be needed to enable this. To support the process of identifying the range of provision and advice that is available, the Isle of Wight Local Authority have published a local offer. For more information about the Local Offer please use the following link: