Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.
For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:
Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .
Due to heavy snow weather warnings, we have closed [campus] until further notice.
The ChaseEnabling Independent Living, Employment and Skills
We work in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council to develop
exciting opportunities for independent living and employment in a
variety of industries, including catering and hospitality. We are
further developing our provision for learners with complex needs, to
improve the outcomes as identified in your EHCP. Our Provision is
supported by our Speech and Language team.
We offer a holistic and unique provision that develops skills, confidence,
resilience and self-esteem.
What is the Chase?
The CHASE is part of South Gloucestershire and Stroud college and
provides a dedicated, self-contained educational resource in the Stroud
Valleys. The Chase offers a five day Specialist Provision, supporting
young people (16-18 and 19-25) who have high support needs. The provision is
committed to providing learners with an inclusive curriculum and the
emotional and personal support to enable them to achieve and to make
progress on pathways that are tailored to meet individual needs. The
pathways will focus on improving skills for independent living, social
communication and gaining the skills required to prepare for work or
Learners are supported by SEND experienced Tutors and a learning support
team as they work towards their aspirations and the outcomes in their
individual EHCP. Our ethos is to positively embrace therapies that work
collaboratively to remove barriers to learning and independence. Learners
benefit from their own bespoke therapy package which is continuously
monitored and adapted to their needs. Depending on Individual needs, the
therapy package could include support from a Speech and Language Therapist,
Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Therapy dog and have daily
access to a sensory room and garden.
Our overarching ethos is that we want all of our learners to make excellent
progress. We provide access to a comprehensive learning programme that
enables them to achieve and where appropriate, to work towards a
qualification. We also focus on building important skills that help the
transition into independent living, the world of work and help them achieve
their full potential.
Personalised support - Learners will have access to a person tutor and
support as identified in their Educational Health and Care Plan. The Chase
has a dedicated team with experience in delivering aspirational and
innovative learning to students with high support needs.
At the CHASE we offer a holistic and unique provision that develops skills,
confidence, resilience, and self-esteem within an inclusive curriculum. The
provision includes a training kitchen, life skills rooms where learners can
gain confidence and skills in independent living and learn to manage
confidently in the home. Staff will also work with learners to access the
local community and support work experience in line with their aspirations.
We recognise that every individual is unique, so each pathway is adapted to
suit the young person's specific needs in line with their EHCP outcomes and
following the Preparing for Adulthood Framework.
Study Programme Pathways
PATHWAY 1: Preparing for Adulthood This pathway
incorporates a programme which supports learners in gaining
skills to access independent/supported living and life. With a
strong focus on personal development, this pathway will include
sessions in the community to develop communication and
self-advocacy skills. Learners will also gain knowledge and
skills in healthy living, relationships, making choices and
independent living, this course is well placed to support
learners with more complex needs.
PATHWAY 2: Preparing for work skills As well has
developing skills for independence and life, this pathway will
focus on supporting learners to develop skills in hospitality
and/or catering or other personal aspirations to prepare them
for work. Learners will also have the opportunity to take part
in internal/external work experience and work towards a work
skills qualification if appropriate. With a strong focus on
personal/social development and work skills, this pathway is
well placed to support learners who wish to develop their
employability skills to enable them to progress onto paid or
The aim and purpose of the provision is to support and prepare learners
for adulthood and support them in their transition to supported living,
the voluntary sector, further education or employment.
We provide a therapeutic environment and high levels of support to
enable young people to develop skills, confidence, resilience and
self-esteem. We work closely with the Local Authority, Preparing for
Adulthood team and Adult Social Care teams to plan and prepare learners
for their transition from college.
Learners are supported by our very own trained learning support team as they
work towards to outcomes on their individual Educational Health Care Plan.
Our ethos is to positively embrace therapies that work collaboratively to
remove barriers to learning and independence. Learners benefit from their
own bespoke therapy package that is continuously monitored and adjusted to
their needs. Learners at the Chase have their own Personal Tutor and Key
Worker who is focused on their curriculum performance, individual one-to-one
support where it has been identified, and support to access Work Placements.
The Chase has a dedicated Manager with experience in delivering aspirational
and innovative learning to students with high support needs.
At the end of the programme, this pathway prepares and supports learners in
their final year as they transition into employment/supported internships,
training or education and move into supported or independent living. This
pathway is designed to increase the learner's employability and independent
living skills. These courses are delivered in classrooms, in independent
living space/accommodation and by using the local community to access the
Job Centre, public transport, etc.
Express Your InterestContact Us
Express your interest in the CHASE today by contacting our friendly team
who are here to help. For a tour of the department and to ask any
questions, please contact us on 01453 761241 or email: