At Plumpton College, we pride ourselves on being inclusive.
No student should be at a disadvantage and our Inclusive Learning and Development Team is committed to including and supporting you to access all available opportunities and to have a positive learning experience. Whatever learning difficulty, disability and/or medical condition you have, we offer personalised support centred on you.
We are here to help and guide you, monitor your progress and work with you to achieve your goal.
We worked with Izzy to help build her confidence by engaging her with a Level 1 Award in Customer Service.” She secured paid work as a result.
We can also support other specific learning difficulties. Please contact the team for more information if you have any concerns. You can let us know about a learning difficulty or disability on your application form or at interview.
The learning support team at Plumpton College has been amazing, they have great taster days and it was nice to make friends. The extra provision day for students who need some extra help are also really fun and it’s nice to feel accepted here!
Within the team we have experienced and qualified learning support assistants, teachers, key learning mentors, communicators and assessors who are committed to offering the support you need.
This is a new programme to support young people - aged 16 to 19 or 16 to 25 with an EHCP - who are not currently in education, employment or training to transition into full-time education. The programme and timetable will be adapted to meet the young person’s interests and needs.
I have started an apprenticeship with a medical detection dog training centre. I'm being taught by them to be a qualified trainer for these special dogs, who are trained to help people with conditions like Diabetes and Epilepsy and also some Cancers. It's absolutely amazing and I love it so much! It was so worth getting my Plumpton diploma for this!
Support will continue, both in class and online. We have put together plans to ensure you are still able to access the support you require both on campus and during your remote lessons. We remain as committed to supporting you as ever.
These will continue as usual. You will need to keep face coverings on during practical lessons if we cannot ensure social distancing. That also applies to practical lessons outside if we cannot maintain a safe social distance.
You may be entitled to an exemption if you are unable to wear a mask. You can discuss this with your tutor.
There will be no shared desktop computers at Plumpton. We recommend, therefore, that you use your own device at college. All modern mobiles, tablets, Chromebooks and laptops will be compatible with the systems we use at college. However, for the best experience, we recommend a modern Windows 10 laptop. To engage in learning activities, you will also need a headset and microphone.
We recognise that not all of our students will have access to a laptop or device. If you meet certain criteria, we will be able to supply a laptop from our loan pool or purchase a device via our bursary scheme. If you are able and wish to buy a laptop, the IT team can give you advice on suitable devices and they have partnered with Dell to offer students discounts of up to 20% on a range of Dell products.
The college will supply the Office 365 package free for up to 5 devices that you own. This package comprises of: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams. You can install this on your laptop or smart device. You also have the option of obtaining a free copy of Windows 10 Education from plumpton.onthehub.com.
Modern devices have a range of accessibility options and Microsoft Teams is particularly accessible. We can help you find out and explore how to use these. However, if there is a requirement for specialist software or hardware to help you with your digital studies, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
For the safety of all staff and students, all meetings should take place virtually wherever possible. We therefore anticipate that all Annual Reviews will take place via Microsoft Teams or by phone, unless you request otherwise. We will therefore be contacting you to agree a date and time that is convenient to you.
If you need the support of a CSW for the Annual Review, please let us know when we contact you.
We are able to provide a quiet, Covid-safe environment at lunchtime for those students who have been identified as requiring a safe space. This will be by invitation only to ensure that social distancing measures can be maintained.
This will be held between 12 and 1.30pm every day in MBF13 for support with coursework, personal organisation, Maths and English. There will also be opportunities for virtual lunchtime support, if you are unable to attend in person.
Contact the team depending on the support you require.
Head of Inclusive learning and Development
Inclusive Learning and Development Lead – Curriculum Focus
Inclusive learning and Development Lead – EHCP Focus
The Local Offer helps you to find information about local services, support and events for children and young people aged 0-25 years who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
For East Sussex: www.eastsussex.gov.uk/childrenandfamilies/specialneeds
For West Sussex: westsussex.local-offer.org
For Brighton & Hove: new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities
Plumpton College commended for 'Support for Students' 2020/21
- AoC Beacon Awards