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, skills plus+ sessions, mentoring, in class learning support assistants, and special arrangements for exams.
A Counselling Service is also available. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and your enquiry will be directed to the relevant person in the team below.
- SEND Inclusive Learning Support and Local Offer at OSFC
- Accessibility Policy
- Wellbeing leaflet
- Learning Difficulties leaflet
- Additional Support leaflet
- Counselling leaflet
Additional Support Team
Emma HartAssistant Principal - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Jenny KingDeputy Safeguarding Lead and Welfare and Additional Learning Support Manager
Ruth VickersWelfare and Additional Support Officer
Angela ShackleyLearning Support Assistant and Welfare Officer
Tara MilliganWellbeing Counsellor
Dawn FentonLearning Support Assistant and Counsellor
Lianna AndrewsLearning Support Assistant
Steph BrindleyLearning Support Assistant
Susan CrawfordLearning Support Assistant
Mehjabeen AhmedLearning Support Assistant
Deborah WardLearning Support Assistant
David WilliamsLearning Support Assistant
Joseph FraterLearning Support Assistant
Deb EltonLearning Support Assistant
Sheila CarlisleLearning Support Assistant
Zahida SarwarAdditional Support Administrator
Dan GauntExams Administration/ Additional Support
- SENDIAS Service (Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information, Advice Support Service (IASS)
Special Educational Needs or Disabilities - Oldham Authority Local Offer
The Local Authority offers impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, and their families. For further information please click here.
Support for parents of students with SENDisabilities, mental health difficulties and learning difficulties is available from: POINT at Oldham (Parents of Oldham in Touch) http://pointoldham.co.uk/contact-us/