Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Support

Are you a SEND student that needs specialist support? Don’t worry, we’re here to help.

Our friendly High Needs SEND team act as a safety net for students, putting measures in place to ensure that everyone has a positive experience at the college and their needs are supported.

By the end of college, our helpful team will ensure you have developed adulthood skills including employment, community, inclusion, independent living, and health.

Wave 1 (quality first teaching) support includes:

  • In-class differentiation such as smaller tasks, visual handouts
  • Coaching tutor or key person support
  • Personalised timetable
  • iPad or Chromebooks
  • Referrals to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), careers, and mental health and wellbeing services
  • Risk assessments
  • Medical storage and access arrangements

Targeted support includes:

  • Small group work
  • Assistive technology (including hearing loops, radio aids, and magnifiers)
  • Exam access arrangements
  • Independent time out of class
  • Peer mentoring
  • Read and write software (including overlays, coloured paper, and roaming profiles)
  • Dictaphones and video recording equipment
  • Aids and adaptations (including adjustable tables and chairs)

We also have the ‘Oasis Room’ – a safe space for students to address times of crisis, sensory overload, mental health issues, or periods of sudden change.

Support will be assessed on an individual basis and will vary depending on your assessed needs and Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) if you have one. A support plan will be produced and shared with others on a need to know basis.

For EHCP queries please contact HighNeedsTeam@leedscitycollege.ac.uk.

For SEND information please contact SENDteam@leedscitycollege.ac.uk.

Learning support team contacts

At Leeds City College, we provide a service for students across the college. The High Needs team is committed to helping people with learning difficulties/disabilities to overcome the barriers within learning, identify strategies that will help them in adulthood, build on personal and social skills and to be fully integrated into the college community.

Students who do not have an EHCP but require some support will receive this through Universal (first teaching) and targeted support. You should apply for your chosen program and discuss your support requirements at the interview.

We have a range of facilities that allow us to meet the needs of all our students.

High Needs Support

 

College Campuses on-site facilities

Designated disable car parking

Designated disable car parking

Printworks Campus
Quarry Hill Campus
Park Lane Campus
Beeston
Enfield

Access to building

Access to building

Printworks Campus
Quarry Hill Campus
Park Lane Campus
University Centre
Beeston
Enfield

Lift access to all floors

Lift access to all floors

Printworks Campus
Quarry Hill Campus
Park Lane Campus
University Centre
Beeston
Enfield

First aid room

First aid room

Printworks Campus
Quarry Hill Campus
Park Lane Campus
University Centre
Beeston
Enfield

Accessible café or vending

Accessible café or vending

Printworks Campus
Quarry Hill Campus
Park Lane Campus
University Centre
Beeston
Enfield

Hygiene suite with bed/ hoist

Hygiene suite with bed/ hoist

Printworks Campus
Quarry Hill Campus
Park Lane Campus
Beeston
Enfield

Evacuation facilities

Evacuation facilities

Printworks Campus
Quarry Hill Campus
Park Lane Campus
University Centre
Beeston
Enfield
Deacon House

Accessible disabled toilets

Accessible disabled toilets

Printworks Campus
Quarry Hill Campus
Park Lane Campus
University Centre
Beeston
Enfield

Deaf alert

Deaf alert

Park Lane Campus

Accessible shower facilities with hoist

Accessible shower facilities with hoist

Printworks Campus (with hoist)
Park Lane Campus (with hoist)
University Centre (w/o hoist)
Beeston (with hoist)

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