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Inclusive Learning

Our main priority is helping our
students to succeed no matter
their personal limits

Our range of support

Mandy Charlton – SEND Support Team Leader 

 Responsible for placing support in class for students who have SEND or additional needs 

 There are two types of support: 

Academic Skills Assistant (ASA) 

  • To support in vocational areas, English and math’s  
  • To work 1:1 or small groups depending on the needs of the students 
  • To provide notetakers if required 
  • To support with exam concessions e.g. reader, scribe, extra time, read aloud, claro software and rest breaks  

Personal Skills Assistant (PSA) 

  • To support with social and emotional needs 
  • To support students to manage their behavior  
  • To provide reassurance to students and to keep them on track with their course work 
  • To provide support at breaks and lunches for students who require it e.g. due to anxiety, a busy environment or requiring emotional support 

ASD Officers to provide Pastoral Support 

  • To meet and greet learners on a daily basis including escorting to class if required 
  • To provide a break out space for students who require time out 
  • A dedicated area for use at lunch time to provide a quiet environment for students 
  • To enable students to manage difficulties arising from college life by providing confidence building and coping strategies 

Communications Support Worker (CSW) 

  • Qualified BSL interpreters for students with a hearing impairment 
  • Staff trained in Deaf Awareness 
  • Specialist equipment available upon request  

For further details please contact Mandy Charlton: 

Tel 01422 399347 

mandyc.calderdale.ac.uk 

Steve Stewart – SEND Process & Policy Team Leader 

Responsible for a number of areas: 

Transition Officer  

  • To support the Transition Process for students joining the College with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) or additional needs 
  • To support students progressing from Employability Life Skills (ELS) to Project search or vocational courses 

SEND Specialist Learning Team 

  • To carry out Diagnostic Assessments for students who have specific learning difficulties. 
  • To support the SEND Process and Policy Team Leader in managing access arrangements for exam concessions 
  • To provide specialist 1:1 support sessions for students who have identified specialist needs 
  • To provide Scotopic Sensitivity Screening   

EHCP Consultation and Reviews 

  • To ensure the needs of students with EHCPs can be met, through the statutory consultation process carried out by the Local Authority 
  • To ensure that EHCP reviews are held within 12 months of the final plan or the last review  
  • With the support of the EHCP Officer to facilitate and manage annual reviews of EHCPs 

EHCP Officer 

To support the SEND Process and Policy Team Leader with the annual review process for students who have an EHCP 

EHCP Assessment Requests 

  • To carry out the application for an EHCP assessment request for students who are currently on the college role 
  • To respond to requests for information from agencies and professionals, who are supporting young people and or parents to make an EHCP assessment request 

For further details please contact Steve Stewart 

Tel 01422 357357 Ext. 9400 

stevens@calderdale.ac.uk 

Did you know?

90% of students go on to employment or further study

OFSTED Good and Outstanding

We were rated Good for our Further Education offer and Outstanding for Apprenticeships!

Here’s what they said

“Teachers ensure that learners make good progress in developing their vocational skills and gain good levels of knowledge and understanding in practical subjects.”

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“Learners gain confidence and improve the social interaction and communication skills that will support them well in their future lives.”

View our OFSTED report here.