Students with a learning or other disability will, following an assessment of their needs, be supported on their programmes in a number of different ways.
Examples of support currently in use in the College are:
- Reduced class size
- Appropriately qualified and experienced Learning Support Workers
- Additional tutorial time
- Support for those with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
- Support for those with mental health difficulties
- Dyslexia support and support for other specific learning difficulties e.g. ADHD, autism, Asperger's syndrome (1:1 and in class)
- Specific software for those with a visual impairment
- The Learning Support Team are skilled in teaching and supporting students with disabilities and have a range of expertise and interests in the field.
- In addition, when necessary, communicators/interpreters are provided by the College to support deaf or partially deaf students.
We recognise that moving on after Secondary School or Alternative Curriculum Provision can be a daunting and confusing time for young people. At Carlisle College we have a dedicated Learning Support transition team who are here to help in anyway they can to ensure a smooth transition from School/Alternative Provision to College. Assistance can include:
- Meeting students in School/Provision to talk about College
- Arranging individual College tours
- Arranging tasters in their area of choice at College
- Ensuring the right support is in place to facilitate learning
- Attending Year 9-11 reviews for students with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP's)
For more information about Learning Support at Carlisle College please contact the Learning Support Department on 01228 822830.