Additional Learning Support
30 September 2020
East Sussex College has been allocated funding to meet the ‘catch-up’ needs of students most affected by the disruption of the COVID-19 lock down from March- September 2020.
Access for All
Promoting success for all learners
East Sussex College is committed to supporting learners to achieve and works to the Equality Act 2010 and makes a commitment to promote equal opportunities and embrace diversity.
In particular, we recognise our responsibility to learners with a learning disability / difficulty:
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Range of Support Available
Access to support is based on an assessment of your learning needs. Here are some examples of support we may provide:
If you have a learning difficulty and / or disability, please inform us as soon as possible. This can be prior to enrolling, on application or after. We can offer support at interview, bespoke tours and transition plans and forward planning for support needs and specialist equipment. We are keen to make the process from school to college as smooth as possible.
Examinations and Assessments
If you have previously had and / or believe that you are entitled to examination arrangements, such as extra time, reader or scribe etc. please discuss this with your tutor to see if a referral is needed for similar arrangements at college. If you have been provided by the school a copy of the Form 8 evidence of access arrangements please bring that in.
Awarding bodies have clear guidelines about the arrangements that can be provided and the evidence needed to put these in place.
Buildings and Accommodation
Please contact us to discuss where you would like to study, so that we can advise you of its facilities and, if appropriate, arrange an accessibility visit with you. The sites have been audited to make sure they comply with the Equality Act 2010 and there is an on-going programme of improvements to address issues. At present, there is limited access to the upper floors of the A Level Centre, Eastbourne and personal care rooms are under development in Eastbourne and Lewes.
Complaints and Appeals
The College is committed to providing the highest possible level of service to all its learners. Despite our best efforts, things can sometimes go wrong. If you are dissatisfied, please talk first to your College contact and try to reach an informal resolution. If you wish to take your complaint further, please see our Complaints, Concerns and Compliments Policy here.
Local Offer for Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Your young person has been at school and is now moving on to college. Moving from school to college is a step towards the world of work and/or greater independence.
It is an exciting time but we understand that you and your young person may feel anxious about the change. We know that parents, carers and young people often have questions about how colleges can support them. Local colleges have looked at the most common questions we are asked and provided answers below.