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Learning Support

Accessibility Settings

Learning Support offers extra assistance, help, advice and study support to those students whose particular needs affect their ability to study, and or make progress.

If you need extra help with your learning, specialist staff from the Inclusive Learning Team will work closely with you to assess your learning needs, agree with you how best to meet them, and with your permission pass this information on to staff who might work with you.

You can come and talk to us at our open events, interview evenings and at enrolment in late August – the earlier the better! If you feel you need a link or time to settle in and get to know us before you start the course, please contact us as soon as you decide Shooters Hill Sixth Form College is for you and we can support you with this.

We provide advice and support for students with:

-  Cognition and Learning – Students with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) and global   delay and specific Learning Difficulties such as Dyslexia

-  Communication and Interaction – Communication difficulties including those with a   diagnosis of Autism (ASD), Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and Speech, Language   and Communication Needs (SLCN).

-  Social and emotional - Young people with disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder       (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Mental Health needs.

-  Physical and Sensory – Young people with vision impairment (VI), hearing impairment (HI)   or a multi-sensory impairment (MSI).


If you’ve had help before through an Education Health Care Plan then please contact your local authority to make sure they know you are thinking of coming here.

At Shooters Hill Sixth Form College, Learning Support is provided in a range of ways:

  • One-to-one specialist support
  • In class support
  • Loans of laptops
  • Exam Access Assessment
  • Access to specialist software
  • Training to use assistive software
  • Links to other organisations and external services that may be able to help.
  • We also provide small group Learning Support:
  • ASD Social Skills groups
  • Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)
  • Study skills and Exam practice
  • Mentors
  • Transition Support
  • Preparation for Adulthood Teacher - Life Skills
  • Literacy and Numeracy Interventions
  • Teacher of The Deaf

Inclusive Learning Staff will work with you and your teachers to make sure your course is accessible to you. Please let us know about your specific support needs when you visit or apply so we can make arrangements ready for when you start your course. Please also let us know if you have had access arrangements before in exams.

Claire Rackstraw
Head of Learning Support

Natalie Osborne
Head of Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Learning Services

"Staff support students very effectively to achieve their best. They help students to become more confident and independent."

-Ofsted 2019