Provision for students with additional needs
Stanmore College is committed to establishing an environment in which all students are valued and individual needs are met. We seek to avoid discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation in all circumstances.
Stanmore College celebrates the diversity of its student community and strives to ensure that students, of all abilities, are given every opportunity to succeed. We promote high standards of education for students with additional needs by providing support to ensure equality of access to the curriculum and all College facilities.
We are committed to supporting Inclusion through initial assessment of need, provision of specialist support and equipment and special exam arrangements
The College can provide support for students with a range of learning needs. This can include:
- Trained specialist Tutors who provide classroom and individual support.
- Learning Assistants to take notes, read and provide examination support for students who have additional needs.
- Specialist support and assessment by for students with dyslexia.
- Continuous review and assessment of needs including the option of referral to specialists.
- Workstations which are accessible for students with a physical disability.
- Availability of specialist equipment, material and software for students who have a sensory impairment.
- Transport arranged to and from College (for those students whose transportation to school is currently organised via their local authority).
- Regular review of College facilities. Access for wheelchairs and Health & Safety matters are constantly under review.
- Advice on Higher Education and support in arranging visits and accessing the relevant support agencies.
- Help completing UCAS forms, the Financial Support form and Disabled Students Allowance.
- Links to other organisations that may offer support
The College provides advice support and guidance for students with a range of learning needs:
We encourage students to be involved in decisions about their education through involvement in writing up their Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and working closely with other professionals. In addition to this we encourage students to attend focus groups to give them a voice, enable them to share their experiences of the college and influence change.
The College has a Disability Statement which is available on request from the Inclusion Team.
When taking exams, extra time, rest periods, the use of a separate room, the use of a scribe/reader/prompter or a word processor are some of the concessions granted to students on production of supporting written evidence detailing the students difficulties. This may be a letter from the GP/Consultant, an Educational Psychologist report or a report from a specialist teacher of students with dyslexia. If you have previously received support or exam concessions, it is important to let the Inclusion Team know as soon as possible.