‘Additional learning needs are identified promptly and support is excellent.’ – Ofsted Report, 2008
Our aim at Weston College is for all learners with additional support needs to have equal access to the curriculum and work towards meeting their full potential with our support. The need for additional learning support may arise from a learning difficulty and/or disability.
We have a dedicated and highly qualified Learning Support Team with experience and knowledge of a range of learning difficulties and/or disabilities who will identify and arrange the necessary support to enable students to achieve their individual learning goals.
Within learning support we have a variety of specialist areas that include:-
- Autistic Spectrum Condition
- Specific Learning Difficulties - Dyslexia/Dyspraxia
- Visual Impairment
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
- Physical Disabilities
- Severe and Complex Learning Difficulties
- Mental Health Issues.
We offer individualised support programmes which are tailored to each individual and may include: in-class support, specialist support, specialist teaching, small group workshops, equipment support, assistive technology and diagnostic assessments.
A referral to discuss potential additional support can be made through:
- School Referral/Connexions Section 139a
- Pre entry identification (during interview)
- Screening assessment
- Self Referral
- Tutor Referral
Referrals can happen at any point during the academic year. When the referral is received by the Learning Support team an appointment will be made for an initial needs assessment. This assessment will be carried out by the appropriate specialist member of staff who will then, if necessary, make arrangements for a further assessment and/or a programme of support in liaison with tutors and specialist support staff.
For more information contact the Learning Support office on 01934 411 558 or email email@example.com
Information for disabled students
Weston College welcomes applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to ensuring everyone is treated fairly. Reasonable adjustments to provision will be made to ensure people with physical and/or sensory disabilities are not disadvantaged. A range of student support is available to meet specific needs. Both the Knightstone and University Campuses are accessible for students with disabilities.