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Learning Support

There are a number of ways in which Havering College can offer learning support on a group or one to one basis, these include:

• Support for literacy and/or numeracy needs
• Support for General Learning Difficulties
• Support for Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
• Support for Hearing Impaired / D/deaf Learners
• Support for learners with Medical / Physical Disabilities
• Support for Visually Impaired / Blind Learners
• Exam Support
• Language Support.

Exam Support
You may be entitled to specialist assistance in your exams. A member of our team can assess your needs and arrangements will be made where applicable.

Literacy/Numeracy Support
Support may be available for learners who need to improve their reading, writing or numeracy skills. This could be in-class or additional sessions on a 1:1 or group basis.

Other General Learning Difficulties
If you have received additional support at school or feel that you would benefit from some additional support, we will meet with you to identify any specific requirements. This could be in-class or additional sessions on a 1:1 or group basis.

SpLD, including Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyspraxia, ASD
If you have a diagnosed SpLD we can support you either individually, in a group or with assistive technology. We can also provide advice if you feel you might have a SpLD, but have not previously been diagnosed.

Hearing Impairment/D/deaf
A Communication Support Worker (CSW) can be provided to support learners in and out of class. Specialist equipment and resources are available to meet the needs of individual learners.

Medical/Physical Disability
We have a wide range of equipment available for learners. Learning Support Assistants are available across all sites to support learners who may require assistance with medical/physical needs.

Visual Impairment
The College’s Transcription Service is able to adapt course materials to individual learners’ requirements and we can provide other assistive technology depending on requirements.

Language Support
Learners will be assessed by the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) team and appropriate support determined. For further information, please contact the team on 01708 455011 ext. 2150.

Student Booklet - Download here

To view one of our Success Stories follow the link Abbie's Story

Children & Families Act, 2014

Havering College SEND Offer - Download here

Transition Support for Learners - Download here

Useful Links for Parents

The SEND Code of Practice

The SEND guide for Parents []

Parents feel more supported ahead of radical SEND reforms [ ]

SEND Jargon Buster [ IPSEA]

Local Authority Duties to Young People with SEN/Disabilities [IPSEA]