Learning Support

Meeting individual needs

The Learning Support department at Barton Peveril welcomes applications from students with learning differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and autistic spectrum disorders, as well as from those with sensory impairments and physical disabilities or difficulties. This page provides a brief overview of services.

One to one support

All support is tailored to individual needs and focused on specific course choices. We make every effort to ensure that strategies which have worked in the past are put in place at college to make the transition as smooth as possible. The team works in the best interests of each individual student to assess their needs and provide appropriate support.

Our door is always open

Learning Support operate an open door policy designed to help students cultivate personal strategies that facilitate their independence at college and beyond, as well as nurturing appropriate organisational, literacy and numeracy skills. Those with high order needs are supported in a range of ways on a case-by-case basis.

Making the transition

Identifying support needs usually requires input from more than one source. In order for the support mechanism to work effectively, students and parents/guardians should disclose Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) or physical disability when applying for a place to study at Barton Peveril. Advice and guidance from youth support workers, specialist teachers, educational psychologists and partner schools is particularly helpful when establishing what reasonable adjustments should be made. The more we know – and the sooner we know it– the more advice and help can be given!

Making an application

Prospective students with high order needs will be invited to visit Barton Peveril with their parents to familiarise themselves with the College and discuss their needs in detail as part of the application process. Other students with declared SpLDs will meet with the Learning Support Team after enrolling on their courses.



Learning Support Director:
Julie Stickland (SENCo)

Deputy SENCo (EHCPs and Exam Access Arrangements): Gemma Tanihatu

Email: learningsupport@barton.ac.uk


Read our SEND Policy (PDF)

Read our SEND Information Report (PDF)

Read our Accessibility Plan