Learning Support

We have a large, friendly and supportive team, staffed by the Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO), specialist SEND teachers and Learning Support Assistants

The Learning Support Unit is involved with students in many ways:

  • providing in class support
  • adapting materials to support students in different areas of the curriculum
  • carrying out administrative tasks
  • promoting positive behaviour and assisting students with their learning
  • accompanying students, with teachers, on school visits
  • working with students on computers in the LSU and ICT suites
  • accompanying some students when moving around the large busy college site
  • supporting some students in lunchtime clubs
  • listening to students
  • teaching students specific learning and communication programmes
  • we have a suite of computers with specific software programmes to address Wave Three Support, e.g. Accelerade/Accelewrite, Rapid plus.
  • liaison with parents and involving them with some of the learning difficulties a student may have
  • liaison with parents

Useful Web Links (SEND)

Attention Deficit Disorder /
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger Syndrome and Social Communication Difficulties


Auditory Processing Disorder 
For people who do not process what is being said to them.

They may be able to repeat back what is said to them, but the meaning of the message is lost, not processed


Down’s Syndrome


Dyslexia and Discalculia
British Dyslexia Association


Speech and Language Impairments


Rare Disorders
The British Pediatric Surveillance Unit site detailing its work into rare disorders in children.


Additional Websites:

A) Information sheets on a wide range of learning difficulties eg. dyslexia, ADHD, dyspraxia, obsessive compulsive disorder, Asperger Syndrome


B) Contact a family: information, support and advice on a very wide range of disabilities


SEND Information Report

Please use the link below to download the SEND Information Report:

SEND Information Report