Local offer for SEND Students

Local Offer College Statement

Crawley College Statement - Local offer for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

SE7 Questions – last updated March 2016

  • Receipt of Education, Health and Care Plan/Learning Difficulty Assessment/S139a/Moving on Plan from LEAs
  • Through information given on application form
  • Through contact from parent/carer/school/Local Authority
  • At interview / Basic Skills assessment
  • At enrolment students meet with tutor/PSA/Additional Learning support team to identify barriers to learning
  • Initial assessment and on-going assessment

  • Speak to your tutor
  • Call in to the Student Support Office and speak to a PST or a member of the Additional Learning Support team
  • Further support, e.g. for dyslexia support and signers for hearing impaired learners can be arranged through Additional Learning Support. Contact the ALS Team Leader for more information
  • A free counselling service is available on request - self refer by email or the drop box outside the counselling room or speak to a PST
  • All students under 19 will be helped to develop their skills in English and maths as part of their study programme

Tutors are advised of individual student needs and learning styles to enable them to differentiate a lesson as appropriate

Other reasonable adjustments can be made on an individual basis. Please contact the Inclusion Team Leader to discuss. All differentiation and resources provided are aimed at removing barriers to access opportunity for achievement, success and progress in your study programme

  • Student Support team, Admissions, PSTs, ALS, Careers advice can all help you
  • Each student’s progress is closely monitored and tracked by their course tutor
  • Regular 1:1s with Group Tutor at least once a term – contribute your views, discuss barriers

Parents/carers of students, where the learner has given permission, will be contacted if there are any concerns. We are keen to work with parents/carers to ensure that students are successful on their programme

  • Studyskills Drop-in
  • Mentoring and Personal Social Development sessions available 1:1
  • PSTs
  • Tutors
  • Learning Support Assistants can help with study skills
  • Access to Health ‘Drop In’ services, including sexual health, drugs & alcohol advice
  • Advice on managing your money
  • Tutorials

  • Termly meeting with your Group Tutor as a minimum
  • Additional tutorials are arranged as and when issues/concerns are raised
  • There are designated members of staff for issues relating to safeguarding and young people in care, who you can contact in the first instance with any concerns
  • A counselling service is available on request, free of charge, for any student
  • You can email your tutor or make an appointment to see them
  • Security staff on site to help you to stay safe
  • Speak to a member of the Safeguarding team
  • First Aiders on call from reception

Student Support has an open door policy please come and see us if you have any concerns

  • Reviews, teachers, PSTs, ALS support staff
  • Surveys
  • Departments will have set review weeks to give feedback and set targets
  • Parents'/carers' evenings
  • E-Tracker access for students and parents
  • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

All students can call in to the Student Support office for advice and guidance. The team of PSTs can offer support for a range of issues including relationship advice, concerns about bullying, problems at home and what to do after your course. If we can’t help you we can advise you of other organisations who may be able to help. If we can’t help you we can advise you of other organisations who may be able to help. The College has an Occupational Health Adviser on site who is able to carry out risk assess students with certain health needs and suggest reasonable adjustments.

  • Our Specialist Support Tutors carry out assessment, provide advice and guidance
  • Laptops and dictaphones are available on loan
  • Counselling is available on request
  • Designated members of staff for safeguarding
  • Signers can be organised for hearing impaired students
  • Teaching and Care Assistants for those with personal care needs
  • Careers Advisers
  • Work Ready Zone
  • Library Service
  • ILT for help with computer issues
  • Support Assistant in #Hush (quiet study area)
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Mentors
  • 1:1 support
  • Travel training
  • Lunchtime study drop-in next door to the #Hush
  • Specialist study drop-ins for English and maths
Please talk to us if you have any further questions

  • All staff at the college are trained in health and safety, equality and diversity, and safeguarding
  • A range of training sessions in learning difficulties and/or disabilities are offered to all staff throughout the year
  • Specific training is organised as needed
  • Occupational Health Adviser on site
  • PST team liaise with external organisations, including Social Services & CAMHS
  • College wide events such as Freshers Fair & Be Healthy Stay Safe week
  • External advice from a Tutor for the Deaf

a. How will I know who can help me?

b. Who can I talk to about getting involved in student activities if I need extra help?

c. If I have a disability or additional need how can I join in college activities?

Your Course Tutor will be aware of your individual requirements as you progress through your course.

The College will make best endeavours to ensure that you are not disadvantaged compared with a student who does not have a Special Educational Need or disability when participating on student trips. All decisions for this support will be considered on an individual basis and will need to take into account current Health & Safety regulations.

The College is generally wheelchair accessible. There are disabled toilet facilities and we ensure that any wheelchair users are timetabled to classrooms that are wheelchair accessible. All open student areas are accessible by wheelchair.

Communication Support Workers to support hearing impaired students. These will provide Deaf Awareness sessions and strategies to both students and staff.

  • Open Evenings
  • Taster Days
  • ALS department gather information prior to enrolment and attend annual reviews at schools
  • Contact ALS Team Leader prior to enrolment to discuss any concerns
  • Pre visits
  • Risk assessment carried out by the Occupational Health Adviser
  • Learning Supported Assistants designated to individual departments
  • Open door policy in Student Support
  • Summer programme

  • Careers advice
  • Futures Fair gives students the opportunity to meet with prospective employers & attend talks on such subjects as gaining an apprenticeship
  • Support for preparing CVs and UCAS statements
  • Work Ready Zone
  • All full time study programmes include Preparation for Employment as part of their course
  • The College offers a vocational curriculum and many courses provide an opportunity to go on work placements

Jane Williams, Director of Student Services and Communications
Crawley College
College Road, Crawley
West Sussex, RH10 1NR

Call 01293 442200

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