Following our last full inspection in 2019 (awarded ‘Excellent’ in all areas) Coleg Elidyr had a visit from Estyn last term, which went extremely well. The team were praised for the level of attention given to learners’ wellbeing during the pandemic, and the inspectors were impressed that the development of the Education Hub had continued at pace during such an uncertain time.
“… the project for building the dedicated Education Hub is now almost complete, and construction of the learner craft centre is well underway. These major developments represent a considerable investment in helping to ensure that learners are educated in a stimulating environment that meets their needs effectively.”
We were very happy with the feedback we got, many thanks to everyone in the team who worked so hard during the inspection visit.
Around the same time we had our Esytn visit we also welcomed a National Autistic Society (NAS) assessor onto site … it was a busy few weeks!
The NAS run the Autism Accreditation Programme, which is the UK’s only autism specific quality assurance programme of support and development. It’s relevant for all organisations providing services to autistic people. Achieving accreditation proves that an organisation is committed to understanding autism and setting the standard for autism practice – it’s an internationally recognised quality standard.
We have been awarded ‘Advanced Accreditation’ which confirms we are providing highly creative and personalised support that enables each autistic person to achieve their full potential.
Many of our learners have autism or autistic traits and we aim to do everything we can to help them live and learn without stress and anxiety. Maintaining our reputation as a sector-leading quality provider matters hugely to us.
We’re committed to providing the young people we work with, and their families the best experience possible so this NAS accreditation is a real badge of honour.
If you’d be interested in finding out more about the education we offer, then please do get in touch, we’d love to speak to you.
Autism Accreditation Award Committee, National Autistic Society
Excellent opportunities are offered for autistic people to progress and develop academic and independent life skills. The committee wish to offer congratulations to the Trust on demonstrating the highest standards of good practice in supporting autistic individuals.