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College Structure

The College operates a learning need (family group) based structure, with each group having its designated base in the building. In order to create balanced tutor groups and provide the most appropriate learning and support environment, some students are grouped differently and may be in tutor groups with a wider age range of students (especially those students with SLD & PMLD). However, for all students we aim to ensure that there are positive social and educational inclusion opportunities. We see this as essential to our goal of preparing students for being fully part of the community after College. Each hub is led by a Pastoral Leader who has overall pastoral responsibility for those in their group.

Leaders – Family Group Leaders

Name Family Group
Lisa Moore Avatar family group
Carrie-Anne Silence Marvel family group
Mike Spain Da Vinci family group
Samantha Taylor Complex Needs Coordinator for Animus family group and KOA family group
Susan Hindman Assistant Complex Needs Coordinator
Laura Vallone Pastoral Leader for 6th Form

The Lodge at OGC

The Lodge is a provision at Oak Grove College for students who are diagnosed with Autism as their primary need.

The Lodge is setup to support students with ASC and as such has a structured, visual and personalised environment in order to meet their learning, communication, social and complex behaviour needs.

An integral part of the curriculum is to introduce and develop communication, social, and life skills as well as working to instil independence and resilience. It is our aim to equip our young people with the necessary skills for adulthood.

There are regular trips into the local community to transfer skills learnt in the classroom to real life experiences.

There are opportunities for students at The Lodge to integrate with classes and whole college events at the main site.