The Learning Support Team has many years of experience designing and implementing individual and practical solutions to support students with disabilities and long term medical conditions to achieve their qualifications.
The Learning Support team will meet with individual students and their families and carers (as appropriate) to identify the best support to meet their needs. This may take the form of additional one to one support; the provision of technology and software; and/or additional support for exams or completing assignments. In every case, the team will assess the evidence available and make sure that the solution is fully tailored to meeting the student’s individual needs.
Clare is on the autistic spectrum. A member of the learning support team met with her and her mum before she finished school to plan her support arrangements so that she did not feel anxious about her transition to SERC. Claire’s teachers were made aware of how best to help her and she was provided with one to one support from a specialist support worker. It did not take long for her motivation and confidence to grow.
SERC complies fully with the requirements of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Order (2005) and works to ensure that the College’s services are accessible to all. In doing so the College carries out its SENDO responsibilities in a way that ensures that the dignity and respect of the student is central to process so that barriers to learning are effectively identified and minimised.
If you experience a disability, learning difficulty or long-term medical condition you should answer ‘”yes” to the question on the Learning Support section of the application form. That means that a member of staff from the learning support unit will be in touch with you as quickly as possible to discuss your needs.
If you would like to further advice and guidance about learning support you can speak to a member of our learning support team who are based at each Campus and can be contacted by phoning the College and asking for Learning Support.