Sheaf Specialist Vocational College is a Lifelong Learning Skills & Communities (LLS&C) managed training facility Located in a quiet cul de sac in the North East of the city. Sheaf is a vibrant learning and training facility which meets the needs of young people with SEND focusing on developing the skills for adulthood and employment.
Sheaf has a range of vocational facilities including an independent living suite, professional catering facilities, child care, enhanced ICT facilities and extensive grounds for horticultural development. Alongside this it has specialist expertise in supporting the direction towards employment through supported internships, social enterprise and enrichment activities.
Partnership is at the heart of the centres approach to deliver for young people aged 14-25 with SEND. For 2015-16 programmes of learning and training will be delivered by Sheffield City Council, Special Schools and Further Education Colleges, Hospital and Home Education Services and partners from the health and social care sector.
Yew Tree House & Sheaf House
Both formerly caretaker’s houses have been fully redeveloped to provide calm and safe environments for learners to access therapeutic support on demand. They act as small HUBs from Sheaf Specialist Vocational College and provide sheltered delivery for young people who due to their Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, often relating to anxiety and mental health issues need an individualised programme.
Facilities include learning as well as creative resources such as musical instruments, cooking facilities in a fully functional kitchen, modest grounds and gardens for horticulture and even a potters wheel and other creative tools. The buildings contain a living area and a classroom as well as a chill out room with soft furnishings for learners to use.