The Learning Support team consists of five teachers who provide specialist support for a huge variety of learners and their specific needs, including:
- Those with a specific learning difficulty/disability
- Learners with English as an Additional Language (EAL) needs
- Those who may have had an interrupted educationLearners with low literacy/numeracy skills
- Students who feel they may benefit from coursework planning, organisation as well as revision and exam techniques
Students are seen by a qualified teacher on an individual, pair or small group basis generally once a week. Lessons are always timetabled in learners’ free periods; taking place in the Learning Support Department.
There are students at college whose needs go beyond one hour a support a week. We aim to see learners who may benefit from specific support when they first come to college for their interview. At enrolment, all students who may need Learning Support will have a conversation with a member of the Learning Support team so that individual needs can be met as soon as possible.