The Learning Support department extends over two locations within the College, providing help and guidance in the LRC and, for students who prefer a smaller space, upstairs in Room 47. We appreciate that every student is unique. Consequently, there are differences in the ways in which they learn and the level of support that each individual needs.
We aim to provide holistic, personalised and fully integrated support for all students according to their needs and circumstances. In the first few weeks after enrolment, using diagnostic screening, as well as information provided from home, Learning Support will create an agreed plan to address any particular needs. Many students come to the College for a fresh start and so we apply a flexible approach to enable them to grow in both confidence and independence, thereby preparing them for greater success and future progression opportunities.
A dedicated Learning Support area is available throughout the week, where one-to-one and small group lessons take place and specialist staff in the fields of literacy, numeracy and study skills can provide assistance. Depending on learning needs and preferences, some in-class support is also available, as well as specific workshops for building confidence, social skills and mentoring.
SEND: Special Educational Needs and Disability
The College will co-operate with the local authority to identify and meet the needs of young people with EHCPs. The College recognises its statutory duties in relation to the new SEND Code of Practice for all students between the ages of 16-25. Therefore, please Click here to download a document with responses to the fourteen questions set out by Surrey County Council in regard to SEND.