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Fran Foulsham

Fran Foulsham

SENCO

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Jill Cossey

Jill Cossey

Easton Campus Additional Learning Support Manager

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Julie Thorndyke

Julie Thorndyke

Otley Campus Additional Learning Support Manager

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Fran Foulsham

Fran Foulsham

SENCO

To discuss support needs, High Needs Funding, Exam Access Arrangements and EHCP related topics, please call 01603 731570

Contact Fran:
fran.foulsham@eastonotley.ac.uk

Jill Cossey

Jill Cossey

Easton Campus Additional Learning Support Manager

To discuss any Additional Learning Support needs, please call 01603 731280

Contact Jill:
jill.cossey@eastonotley.ac.uk

Julie Thorndyke

Julie Thorndyke

Otley Campus Additional Learning Support Manager

To discuss any Additional Learning Support needs, please call 01473 784148.

Contact Julie:
julie.thorndyke@eastonotley.ac.uk

How Will We Support You?

If you have a statement, LDA or one of the new Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) and are considering Easton & Otley College, please let us know your support requirements to enable us to put the correct support in place to ensure your time at college is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

When completing the application form please tick the boxes to indicate that you have had support at school or in any previous educational setting and list your support needs. This will ensure a member of the Learning Support team is available at your interview to discuss how you would like to be supported.

We offer support in class, on a shared or a one-to-one basis. This can be discreet if you prefer it not to be obvious that you are receiving support. Out of lesson support can also be arranged during personal study sessions.

Support is available with; personal care, supervised lunch and break times, getting to and from the taxis or bus to class and pastoral support. The College also has an onsite counsellor.

Next Steps

Prior to your enrolment at college we will be gathering information. This may include; visits to see you at your current educational setting, meeting your parents/carers, attending EHCP transitions and reviews and liaising with external agencies.

You may have already looked around the college with your school or attended one of our many Course Advise Days. If you would prefer to look around college on a quieter day with just your parents or carers this can be arranged by contacting Fran, Jill or Julie on the above numbers or email addresses. They or their dedicated, friendly team would be happy to meet and show you around the college and talk about any concerns you may have.

Whilst at college you will have regular support reviews with the Learning Support team and opportunities to meet with Progress Development Coaches. If you have an EHCP, an annual review will take place at college where you and your parents/carers and staff will have the opportunity to review the support you are receiving.

Exam Access Arrangements

If you have had pervious support when taking exams or feel that you have always struggled, you will need to see one of our Exam Access Assessors. They will discuss with you the difficulties you experience and carry out an assessment to find out the best way to support you in exams and at college.

Supporting Deaf Students

We have a dedicated team of communicator support workers who enable access to communication using a variety of support strategies including British Sign Language. The College liaises with the local authority Sensory Support Department who advise the college in all aspects of communication.