Supporting you at Plumpton
At Plumpton, our student and learning support departments are here to help you reach your full potential. You’ll find our wealth of experienced staff on campus plus our external network of support invaluable both while you’re here and after your time at Plumpton.
The quality of service is outstanding, because individual support for students is exemplary.”
Your first port of call for support will be through your personal tutor. They’ll then be able to call upon Student Services and our Learner Support department as and when you need them. You’ll also have an intensive tutorial process which will make sure you’re on track with your learning goals. At the same time they’ll focus on healthy relationships, mental health, resilience and student voice. Our goal is preparing you emotionally for life after college.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND): Local Offer
At Plumpton College we are committed to including and helping students with additional needs. Our Learning Support team is here to help and guide people with a range of learning differences and disabilities. You can let us know about a learning difficulty, disability on your application form or at interview. At Plumpton, we support learners with:
- Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and dyspraxia
- Autism Spectrum Conditions
- Mental health Problems
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD)
- English and maths development
We can also support other specific learning difficulties. Please contact the team for more information if you have any concerns.
The types of support we offer are:
- Support at interview
- Individual tutorials
- In-class support (readers, scribes and prompts)
- Note taking
- Communication support
- Speech and language therapy
- Exam Access Arrangements
- Chill out space and independent work space
- Support in and out of timetabled sessions where required
Who delivers this support?
Within the team we have experienced and qualified learning support assistants, teachers, communicators and assessors who are committed to offering the support you need.
So that we can provide this support we will:
- Support with transition planning from school
- Make arrangements to support you through the application, interview and enrolment process
- Meet with you to discuss your needs and complete a Support Plan
- Attend Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) meetings and reviews (if applicable)
- Put support in place to enable you to access the opportunities you require to achieve
- Liaise on a regular basis with teaching staff to share the relevant information and provide updates regarding your support
- Support teaching staff with information and training about specific learning difficulties and disabilities
- Review the support you receive on a regular basis
- Discuss and agree any changes that will be made to your support with you
- Promote your independence
- Support your achievement and progression
- Act in an inclusive and person-centred way at all times
If you’re joining us a residential student, you’ll need to register with the local doctors’ surgery. We’re able to arrange priority appointments for you and we’ll make travel arrangements for you to get to the surgery for your appointments.
At Plumpton, we have a zero tolerance towards drugs and will deal quickly and formally with anyone found involved with drugs. Our College is a ‘no smoking’ campus; however we have designated areas for smokers. Our Student Services can connect you with various channels for stop-smoking guidance.
We have a sexual health clinic that runs every Thursday 11am-2pm where you can access free and confidential advice. If you need help outside of these times you can speak to Student Services.
You can easily access our independent, confidential and free counselling service at Plumpton. In partnership with ‘The Link’; it’s a really flexible service designed to give you lots of choice when it comes to advice and support. We have five counsellors who have all been specially selected for their unique skills and background to meet the individual needs of all our students.