Everyone deserves a fair start in life and our Colleges (Rotherham College, North Notts College and Dearne Valley College) are committed to giving every learner the opportunity to reach their full potential. Education plays a critical role in achieving this.
All families need extra help from time to time. For children and young people who have a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND), different levels of support are required at different times. Children and young people with the most complex needs and their parents and carers may need access to ongoing support and advice.
Head of SEND and High Needs
01709 513333 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principal, Safeguarding and Student Support
01909 504731 | email@example.com
Whilst for most children, young people and parents, education and learning is a positive and enjoyable experience and opens up opportunities for life; some parents may have anxieties about it, particularly if their son or daughter has a Special Educational Need and/or Disability (SEND).
All children and young people have the right to the highest standard of education and the widest variety of opportunities to develop academic, personal and social skills. To make the most of the educational opportunities available and to maximise their progress, some children and young people may need additional help or support.
All colleges have the same duties towards special educational needs and disabilities and are expected to provide support for children and young people who have additional needs. These duties come from the Children and Families Act 2014 and the national SEND Code of Practice. Read our (draft) SEND Policy here.
Embedded in College strategies, policies, practice and procedures all staff are committed to:
Sometimes it can be a challenge not to let personal or college worries get in the way of studies. To help you through any difficulties, our Health and Well Being team offer confidential support.
We want every learner to achieve their full potential, so we offer additional support tailored to help with individual personal or learning needs.
It goes without saying that College is committed to providing a safe environment for all students. If ever you have concerns about anything to do with college life, learners or parents/carers can speak to their named contact, the linked Progress Tutor or a member of academic staff or Student Services.
Learners and their parents/carers will be able to arrange a personal guidance interview with a qualified Careers Adviser, this will be tailored to meet individual needs and to discuss appropriate career pathways.
To find out about your Local Offer: resources, services, support, activities and events for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), click on your relevant council’s website below: