Alexandra Centre is a new provision in Camden for young people aged 16-25 with profound and multiple learning difficulties or severe learning difficulties, some of whom have complex autism and/or physical difficulties.
Each student has an entirely personalised curriculum, based on their needs and the outcomes they want to achieve. The main aims for young people of this age group are known as the four pathways to adulthood – this means young people should:
- develop their independence
- prepare themselves for the world of work or other activity that contributes to their community
- be able to keep themselves healthy; and
- develop and maintain social and family relationships.
As well as the learning outcomes that they need to succeed, the curriculum addresses a range of issues to help each young person achieve the outcomes specified in their Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, such as learning how to travel to the centre from home and to feel confident doing that, or developing skills such as woodwork, dance or music. The curriculum also includes learning skills that will help students to live more independently.
The Alexandra Centre is open to students from any London Borough. If you would like to apply for a place, in the first instance you will need to contact your SEND Officer for the Local Authority in which you live.