SEND (Special Education Needs & Disability Support)

Who we are

The College adopts an inclusive approach to learning, offering high quality teaching which is differentiated to take account of individual requirements and which aims to promote independence and the achievement of positive outcomes.

As a college, we will use our best endeavours to ensure you are supported in the most appropriate way, putting in place reasonable adjustments where necessary to remove barriers to learning and to enable you to fully access the curriculum and assessment / exam process.  A range of assistive technology applications are also available to help students with their studies and to promote independence.

Some students may require extra support for some of their time at college in order to achieve their full potential.  Where this is the case, and following an assessment / referral from their Student Manager or Nominated Tutor, the appropriate level and type of support will be offered via the SEND Team.

Some learners, who have a learning difficulty / disability or medical condition that affects their learning, may require Special Educational Needs / Disability Support.  A more comprehensive package of support may be required and, where is this is the case, the College will normally have been informed of this via the local authority, often through an Education, Health and Care Plan.  Following assessment, together with any information received from the local authority, an individualised support package will be put in place by the SEND Team.  This may include: support in and out of the classroom, modified resources or assistive technology.

Who we can support

We can provide support for students with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities including:

  • Moderate Learning Difficulties
  • Specific Learning Difficulties e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD/ADD
  • Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Visual Impairment and Blind Learners
  • Hard of Hearing (HoH) and D/deaf Students
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Medical Conditions that Affect Learning (temporary or permanent)
  • Mental Health Difficulties