SEND at Cronton Sixth Form College
Cronton Sixth Form College provides a range of training and education opportunities from entry level to Higher Education. We work with learners from the age of 14 upwards, through A-levels, GCSEs, functional English and maths, vocational courses designed to prepare you for work and apprenticeships.
Specialist Support Available
- Personal Tutor: all students are assigned a Personal Tutor who will guide them through the course, track achievements, help students access the wide range of support available and celebrate all their successes.
- Pastoral Support Team: this team will support students with their attendance, in meeting deadlines and liaising with students to ensure they maximise their learning; providing help and support with any other issues that could be affecting their college life.
- Study Support: this support team helps students who may be experiencing difficulties coping with their college work or feel that they could do better with some extra help through 1:1 sessions and group workshops.
- Inclusion and Learning Support: this teamwork alongside students who have special educational needs and disabilities e.g. Autism, dyslexia, dyscalculia, physical disability, visual impairment and deafness.
Inclusion and Learning Support
Riverside/Cronton Sixth Form College is an inclusive college. We aim to provide all students with the information, resources and support needed to achieve the best possible outcomes in their studies. If you have a learning difficulty or disability, our Inclusion and Learning Support service has a range of ways we can support you to achieve your potential, reach your goals and enjoy your time at college.
We have a team of qualified, experienced staff who are passionate about enabling students to achieve their aspirations. We help students who need support with their learning. Once a referral has been made for learning support, an appointment will be made with a team member who will get to know you and your support needs. We will listen to you and share with the teaching and support teams the support strategies that will help you in your learning. Where appropriate we will complete an Exam Access Arrangements assessment and make the necessary request to awarding organisations.
Some students may require practical help and resources, others may simply need to be certain that their teachers are aware of their needs and know how best to meet them. The support we offer will be different for every student according to their need. Its most useful if you provide us with a copy of your support plan from your existing or most recent education provider and in some cases, we may need information from your local authority to ensure we can put the most suitable support plan in place. Students with a medical condition that may affect their studies should also inform the Inclusion and Learning Support team.
Students with an Education, Health & Care Plan
Our EHCP team can be invited to your transition annual review at school. At your review we will get to know you, we can identify support needs and then share inform with the Inclusion team to prepare our staff for when you start. During your time at college, we will use your EHCP outcomes to inform our planning and work with you to prepare you for your future. You will have an annual review in conjunction with the local authority where we can update your plan with any changes to your inclusion needs, track the progress of your outcomes, and capture your voice. Teaching and support staff will also track your outcomes on our college system throughout your programme.
During your time at college and dependent on need, we can offer support with your learning in a wide range of ways including:
Technology for All
- Access to assistive technology which can help with reading, writing, planning, revision and promote independence in preparation for next steps
- Sessions to teach you to use immersive readers, dictate your assignments or change the background colour of your screen/ laptop to suit you.
- Help setting up a study support calendar to support time management, meeting assignment deadlines etc.
- Equipment including pen readers, laptops, and tablets.
- Specialist software
- Reading pens and electronic readers for exams support (if EAA is in place)
Out of class support
- Extended learning sessions with small groups
- Access to other resources and equipment such as coloured writing pads
- Exam preparation sessions
- For some students personal or wrap around care may be needed
Support in class
- Adapted and accessible course materials for example handouts on coloured paper, coloured overlays, enlarged font size, access to electronic materials.
- Small group support
- One to one support
- Support staff may also support with note-taking, organisation, time management, prompting, confidence and resilience building, study/revision skills
Exam Access Arrangements including:
- Modified papers
- Extra time
- Separate room
- Rest breaks
- Reader (computer/person)
- Scribe (handwritten or typed)
*Please note supporting evidence may be required
Telephone: 0151 424 1515
Address: Cronton Campus, Cronton Lane, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 5WA