Learning Support

"The Learning Support Dept at St Charles has really helped me and pushed me to achieve high grades and motivates me to achieve my full potential. I have become more autonomous and have grown in confidence academically and personally."


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

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.

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

"Learning Support has really helped me progress academically and personally, providing a quiet, calm study place and excellent all round support. Having additional out of class top up sessions with specialist staff is really helping boost my results and confidence. After St Charles, I plan to study Business Management at degree level."



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SEND - Information Report 2020 12th May 2021 Download
SEND Policy 2020 12th May 2021 Download