Homefield supports young people aged 16 - 25 with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities. The majority of our students are on the Autistic Spectrum. We have several sites in the East Midlands along with our provision in Nuneaton for those located closer to Warwickshire. 

We adapt the teaching and support to meet each student's needs and strengths. Our students study with us for either 3 or 5 days a week and travel in each day.  

We focus on three main learning pathways: 

  • Personal Development 
  • Skills for Life & Work 
  • Mission Employability 

Our individualised education pathways focus on the outcomes of improving personal care skills, learning how to live independently and finding a place in the world of work. As part of these pathways, we offer social and life skills, vocational training, employability qualifications and therapies, with English, maths and communication embedded into every lesson.  

Our Personal Development Pathway is for students who may be reliant on support, are unable to self-manage, face communication difficulties and have narrow interests and experiences. We help them to develop social skills and the ability to look after themselves. We embed therapeutic interventions and enrichment activities into the learning and offer transferable work skills through vocational sessions and structured work place visits when appropriate. 

Our Skills for Life & Work Pathway is for students who want to be more independent in their lives but are lacking in practical, living and work skills. They will learn how to look after themselves with minimal support, identify transferable work skills and experience vocational sessions to help them in identifying future careers. They also have access to enriching sessions to develop their ability to be resilient in the world. 

Our Mission Employability Pathway is for students who have work aspirations and are committed to achieving future goals, are able to manage anxieties through coping skills and have worked towards qualifications in Functional Skills. Mission Employability students can gain accredited vocational qualifications in their designed areas, attend career workshops and work experience as well as be encouraged to make their own decisions including risk-taking. They attend guidance interviews with a careers practitioner, and have lessons on CV writing, interview techniques and job searching.