Special Educational Needs and Disability Support (SEND)

Here at Keighley College we believe every student has the right to enjoy college and to fulfil their potential. Our SEND team is here for any student who needs specialist support. Putting measures in place to support SEND students, the team ensures every student can have a positive experience of college.

We offer a range of support to meet different needs. Support is provided on an individual basis and will vary depending on assessed needs or, where applicable, an education, health and care plan (EHCP). We will create a personalised support plan, unique to you, and if appropriate, share this with tutors and teaching assistants.

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  • Wave 1 - Quality First Teaching+

    • In-class differentiation, such as smaller tasks and visual handouts
    • Progress and Attendance Mentor or key person support
    • Personalised timetable
    • iPad or Chromebooks
    • Wellbeing Mentor support
    • Risk assessments
    • Medical storage and access arrangements
  • Wave 2 - Targeted Support

    • Small group work
    • Assistive technology (including hearing loops, radio aids and magnifiers)
    • Exam access arrangements
    • Support plan
    • Independent time out of class
    • Peer mentoring
    • Assistive read and write software
    • Overlays and coloured paper
    • Dictaphones and video-recording equipment
    • Aids and adaptations (including adjustable tables and chairs)
    • Specialist SEND professionals provide advice and guidance to staff and students
  • Wave 3 – Specialist/High Needs Support

    All of Wave 1 and 2 and then the following:

    • Meet and greet
    • Familiarisation of campus and rooms
    • Personal care
    • In/out of class support at ratio as stated in EHCP
    • Mobility support
    • Independent living skills – as per EHCP outcomes
    • 1:1 out of class support/additional interventions
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It is important that potential students discuss their support needs at the interview stage so plans can be put in place before they join us.

If you feel you may need assistance, would like to discuss an EHCP, or have any questions about the SEND support in place at Keighley College, please contact us. Our friendly staff are here to help answer your questions.

Support Manager emma.rich@keighleycollege.ac.uk