Learning Support

Learningsupport3St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College is proud of its outstanding Learning Support Department. We are a team of five teachers providing 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

We support a wide range of needs and learners, from students on a Level 1 Vocational Studies course to those studying 4 A levels

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

As a team, we are proud of the relationship we have with group teachers and subject teachers. Contact is frequent to enable the individual learner to benefit from Learning Support as much as possible.

Last year, we went to see the theatre production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and some of us were lucky enough to meet the stars: Catherine Tate and David Tennant

We have had some wonderful trips to sights around London. The summer excursion to Brighton has become an annual event – come rain or shine!

Please contact the Head of Learning Support: M McHugh – mmc@stcharles.ac.uk if you have any questions 

Watch the video below for further information: