Skills Centre study support

All students can access extra support in the Skills Centre. During induction or enrolment, you will be asked to complete the ‘Profiler’ to help us to identify any English and maths support needs you may have. A support plan and further assessment will be agreed with you as necessary.

The learning support available includes:

  • literacy, ESOL and numeracy specialist teachers offer workshops in the Skills Centre
  • learning support practitioners (LSPs) – offer in classroom support
  • dyslexia and dyspraxia assessments and specialist support
  • visual impairment specialist
  • software for students with dyslexia and visual impairments
  • radio aids for students with hearing impairments
  • welfare suite for students with medical and personal care needs
  • personal care and mobility support
  • adaptive aids and equipment including laptops and iPads
  • access arrangements in examinations

Staff profiles

Kossar YasinKOSSAR YASIN

NUMERACY TEACHER

Has been working for the college for six and a half years

“I work in the Skills Centre where students receive support from numeracy, literacy and dyslexia teachers. They may be taught as part of a small group or individually. After initial assessment, students receive a tailored individual learning plan to help them bridge any gaps in their numeracy or literacy skills. I enjoy teaching maths both in the Skills Centre and in the classroom. It always amazes me to see how students’ levels and confidence improve as they progress through the year in their workshops.”

 

MAUREEN REYNOLDS

LEARNER SUPPORT PRACTITIONER

“My role is to support Special Educational Needs (SEN) students both in-class and off-site with academic and pastoral care. I use a range of strategies to aid the students learning. I enjoy helping the students to learn new skills and always promote independence whenever possible. It gives me pleasure seeing the students make progress and achieving. Having an input into their success is very rewarding.”

 

Nathan BaileyNATHAN BAILEY

Learning Support Practitioner

Has been working at NewVIc for four years.

I work as a Learner Support Practitioner within the Inclusive Learning team and I am responsible for offering support to students with a wide range of different needs. This includes using adaptive resources and differentiating tasks, which will enable students to overcome barriers to their learning and achieve their goals. The students are our main concern and I feel really privileged to have an input in their success and progression.”