Learning Support at Southport College
As a student at Southport College, you will have access to a wide variety of support services. We have a large team of trained staff dedicated to providing you with any additional support you may need. Where applicable, the Learning Support Team can also gather evidence in order to apply for extra time, readers, scribes etc for exams.
All identified students who disclose a support need are individually interviewed to assess their needs and the level/type of support or tutoring required. We also regularly review all students receiving support to ensure the correct and most appropriate support is being provided.
The Learning Support Co-ordinators are situated in the Learning Support Transition Suite which provides a timeout space and quiet working area for identified students. The room also hosts meetings for groups such as the Snack & Chat Social Communication Club and LGBT+.
The Learning Support Team can help you with:
- Learning support in and out of class
- Support for specific learning difficulties
- Care workers
- Emotional/behavioural support
- Communication support
- Snack & Chat Social Communication Group
- Transition to College from alternative education providers
- Transition to College following home schooling
You can contact the Learning Support Team by visiting them in person, by email to HayesV@southport.ac.uk or RobinsP@southport.ac.uk or on one of the relevant direct contact numbers below.
Learning Support Team
Polly Robinson (Learning Support Coordinator) 01704 392862
Vickie Hayes (Learning Support Coordinator) 01704 392872
Rebecca Buck (Specialist Tutor - Dyslexia) 01704 392866
Judith Hackney (Specialist Tutor - Dyslexia) 01704 392634
Paul Taberner (Dyslexia Support Officer) 01704 392634
Cath Reid (Medical Needs Coordinator) 01704 392620
In addition the College has:
Student Engagement Officers
Our Student Engagement Officers are available if you need to talk to someone for support.
Safeguarding and Welfare Support
Southport College is committed to creating an environment that is safe and welcoming to all students. It believes safeguarding is an essential element and aims to promote a positive culture where students are able to learn and develop. We recognise our duty of care to students and the wellbeing of our students is paramount at all times.
We have a dedicated team of safeguarding officers based in JJ1.05 who can be contacted should you have any concerns while at the College.
As a College, our community includes young people aged 14 to 18 and vulnerable adults. For this reason and as part of our commitment to safeguard our students and provide a safe place to learn, we ask all potential students to disclose if they have a violent or sexual conviction. You will be asked to complete a declaration at the point of enrolment. If you do have convictions of this nature, you won’t be automatically excluded from enrolling on a College course. Each case will be considered on its own merit. For further information please contact the Information and Reception Desk and ask to speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team.