We are committed to supporting neurodiverse pupils at College and support is personalised to ensure strong academic and personal outcomes.
We recognise that every student is unique and learns in their own way. Our individualised learning programmes aim to equip students with effective skills and learning strategies for independent learning.
Learning programmes are reviewed frequently with the students, their teachers and pastoral staff to measure progress and ensure that support always addresses specific needs.
The Learning Support team consists of specialist and experienced teachers including the Head and Assistant Head of Learning Support (both of whom are specialist SpLD teachers and assessors) and three part-time teachers who provide the following support:
Specialist literacy coaching
Study skills coaching
Academic English for EAL learners
Study skills focused on revision strategies and examination techniques to support GCSE, A Level/IB students
Mentoring and advocacy to support additional needs and exceptionalities
The Learning Support Department also provides the following:
Diagnostic assessments (SpLD)
Examination access arrangements
A range of training and support for pupils and staff. Parents are always welcome to seek advice.
Our aim is that all of our students thrive and achieve success at College, and by recognising their exceptionalities and supporting them to get the most out of their skillsets, we help them do just that.
Head of Learning Support: Miss Paula Mason BA MEd QTS PGSpLD APC NASENCo
Mrs Jenny Blades
Miss Suzanne Marquis
Mrs Haley Rogers
Mrs Helen Woods BA CELTA