If you have a medical condition that the College should be aware of, please complete the relevant form and return to the Information Centre.
What do I do and who do I contact if I think your college might be right for my child?
There are a number of options available:
- Attend a College Open Day where the Additional Learning Support Team will be on duty to provide information about the support available for young people with SEND. Click here for information on upcoming Open Days
- Apply for a course. You will be invited to disclose support needs during the application process. This will then trigger an invitation to meet a member of the Additional Learning Support Team to discuss support.
- Contact the Additional Learning Support Team directly by telephoning 0207 258 2822 to make an appointment or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does the college know if students need extra help?
There are several opportunities to disclose support needs at the college:
- At the time of application by disclosing on the application form.
- By contacting the Additional Learning Support Team directly using the contact details on this page.
enrolmentyou will be invited to disclose any support needs.
- Once on a
coursewe have several measurein place to identify students who need extra help.
How will college staff support a student with special education needs?
The support put in place will depend upon the needs of the individual student.
Support might consist of:
- In class support provided by learning support assistants.
- 1:1 additional lessons with specialist teachers in the Additional Learning Support Team.
- Access arrangements.
- The loan of assistive software and technology where appropriate.
- The provision of a Support Plan which would outline the support available.
- All support measures will be negotiated with the young person and reviewed regularly.
What does the college curriculum look like?
All students between 16 and 18 will follow a Study Programme which will consist of the main programme (e.g. BTEC Business), and if required, English and Maths, Employability Skills are embedded within all of our mainstream programmes.
How does the college monitor the progress of my child?
We have strong systems in place to monitor progress. Every student will have a personal tutor. In addition, if your child has support needs they will have a 1:1 support tutors who will liaise with the course tutor about the progress of your child.
When will parents be able to discuss a child’s progress?
The college has 3 parents’ evenings; if your child is designated a High Needs Student they will have an Annual Review also. In addition, parents are encouraged to keep in regular contact with course tutors and with the Additional Learning Support Team. You will be given direct lines for tutors and email addresses.
What support will there be for a child’s overall wellbeing and pastoral care?
How does the college listen to students views?
The college values students’
Students can always speak to any member of staff
Who can parents/carers contact for further information, or
to raise concerns?
If parents/carers have concerns about their child’s learning, progress and support within
How are students’ medical needs addressed in college?
Students must disclose their medical needs to learner services and support plans will be put together where appropriate.
What training will the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have had or receive?
Staff receive training in
How will students be included in activities outside the classroom, including college trips?
This will depend upon the course the student has enrolled upon. Any visits or trip offsite requires tutors and teachers to carry out risk assessments. Students who are receiving
Does the college offer work experience and any vocational opportunities?
Employability is an integral and important aspect of all study programmes and all students will be offered work placements and vocational opportunities. Support
How accessible is the college environment?
The Paddington Green Campus is completely accessible.
How will the college
and support a child when they finish their course? prepare
The destination and progress of all students