Additional Support

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We welcome students with additional support needs and will try to make the transition from school to college as smooth as possible. Our friendly, expert Inclusive Learning Team work closely with students to ensure their learning needs are met.

The College’s highly effective support for students with additional support needs is a key strength and students make excellent progress while they are with us. Support for students can take a variety of forms, including literacy workshops, individual or group support for dyslexia and other specific learning differences, mentoring, in class learning support assistants, and special arrangements for exams.

A Counselling Service is also available in College. The college also employs a well-being practitioner offering specialist support for students on managing their mental health. We are able to provide a range of specialist facilities and equipment including laptops, dictaphones and specialist software, through to adjustable height desks and a Braille facility.

We also have close links with the Oldham SEN Advisory and Teaching Service, who provide valuable support and specialist advice. If you do have any special learning requirements, please fill out the relevant sections of the application form or contact the College before you start. We also liaise directly with your school, so all of your needs can be met.

Copies of College publications are also available in alternative formats, such as audio, large print and braille on request.

If you need to speak to anyone regarding additional support please contact Emma Hart (Assistant Principal for Inclusion, Designated Safeguarding Lead, SENCO equivalent  eha@osfc.ac.uk.

Additional Support Team

Emma Hart – Assistant Principal for Inclusion, Designated Safeguarding Lead, SENCO equivalent

Alexa George – Student Welfare Leader

Jenny King – Welfare and Aadditional Support Officer

Ruth Vickers – Welfare and Aadditional Support Officer

Zahida Sarwar – Additional Support Administrator

Karen Bates – Learning Difficulties Coordinator