Vocational and academic technology tuition, delivered by industry experts, passionate about providing digital opportunities for young people with autistic, social, emotional wellbeing and special educational needs.
We provide a “Projects with Purpose” based learning approach to young people with autistic, social, emotional, wellbeing and special educational needs. Through computer science, game design, coding, digital graphics, 3D modelling, web development and digital skills for work, we create engagement in individuals who ordinarily resist participation in traditional learning programmes. Our highly effective, adult led experiences engage learners in practical tasks that reinforce learning concepts, develop self-worth and self-belief through fun.
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We have a successful track record in providing technology and digital skills learning opportunities to young people with a high range of special educational needs. We have grown to offer a unique tech based programme to local authorities, specialist provisions and virtual schools across Devon and Somerset.
We originally started SGM at Dame Hannah’s Seale Hayne, working in strategic partnership with the charity, In 2019 we moved to our own home in Devon Square, Newton Abbot, offering our learners easy public transport links and creating even greater value to our partner organisations.
Most of our activities are group based, or if individual, able to be shared and discussed with the rest of the room, enabling student interaction with peers. Learners can discover the activities of others and find new interests,while assisting each other when help is asked for. Discussions and group activities are mediated to ensure that there is always a positive outcome with a focus on reasonable tolerance of other opinions and perspectives, encouraging social acceptance.
We are passionate about the technology education and believe all our young people need to be digitally literate to face the opportunities and challenges the near future of employment holds. It is our vision to keep expanding what we offer to fill in the shortfall in traditional education and keep providing recourses to better prepare the young people of today into the bright minds of tomorrow.
What Parents Say…
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The management team are all parents and are very aware of the challenges associated with youngsters who are highly ‘focussed’ and tech savvy. We are ASD friendly and aim to make sure that any special need or perceived disability is turned into a super power by developing broader self-confidence through achieving purpose.
You Ask, We Tell
Here are some commonly asked questions
Can you meet ASD needs?
Yes we can. We will achieve this through:
- Structured learning environment
- Individual workstations
- Calm environment
- Encouraged social interaction
The bespoke package for each student is tailored to individual levels of need, making the learning experience positive and assisting in building learner confidence and capability.
What will my young person learn with you?
We offer a range of academic and vocational pathways all centred around the concepts of computer science. With us, learners will have opportunity to learn:
- Coding skills
- Web design skills
- Digital art both 2D and 3D
- NCFE Level 1, 2 and 3 qualifications
- Unity Certification
- Game design
- Digital entrepreneurship
- and more.
We uphold and maintain a calm educational environment where students engage at their own pace. The bespoke package for each student is tailored to individual levels of engagement, making the learning experience positiveand assisting in building learner confidence and capability.
How do you support social, emotional and mental health needs?
We maintain a safe, stable, and inclusive environment, where learners can expect to follow a structure that works for them, while able to be shared with their peers. The learning environment has been adapted to mitigate the risks and severity of behavioural outbursts through upholding and maintaining a calm space where students engage at their own speed. We take a pastoral approach, working through situations with the learner and helping them identify strategies to manage stressful situations and develop their own mechanisms of self-regulation.
How do we access your provision?
If your young person has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) issued by the local authority, then you could get direct funding as part of your young person educational package. Get in touch with your SEN casework office if Torbay or a member of the 0-25 Team if under Devon County Council and request Simply Great Media be consulted. If you want any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01626 200456 and someone will be happy to direct you in the best approach.
You can find us listed on Torbay’s FIS directory
The industry experts helping kids with autism and beyond, to become technological trailblazers
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