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  • Topic 1

    Welcome to Additional Learning Support

    Additional learning support is provided to help students enjoy their time at Collegeand succeed on their courses. Support is offered to students who may need extra help because they have personal or emotional problems, difficulty concentrating or focusing on their studies; often because of a learning difficulty or disability.

    All the support teams have specialist staff who are dedicated to ensuring that everyone gets the same opportunity and assistance in their studies.

    The aim of the support is always to raise the student’s level of independence.

    If you feel that you would like support you should contact us as soon as possible in order for a support plan to be put in place.

    We can help you reach your full potential and get the most out of your education

    • Topic 2

      Our Service  

       Additional Support provides a wide variety of support and services to all students.

      The teams can provide support in and out of class through our trained and experienced support workers and can provide access to assistive and adaptive technology as required.

      General contact details:

      Huddersfield Centre
      Eve Holding
      ALS Administrative Assistant
      Tel: 01484 437941
      EHolding@kirkleescollege.ac.uk
      Dewsbury Centre
      Kathryn Stevenson
      ALS Administrative Assistant
      Tel: 01924 465916 Ext 2300
      KStevens@kirkleescollege.ac.uk 

      We can offer:

      • Help with English and
        Maths
      • Dyslexia support and
        Dyscalculia
      • Support for students with
        medical conditions
      • Support for students with
        mental health conditions
      •  Support for students with
        mobility problems
      • Support for students with
        Asperger’s Syndrome or
        autism
      •  Support for visual
        impaired/blind students
      • Support for hearing
        impaired/deaf students
      • Support with emotional
        behavioural issues
      • Technological support
        specialist software
      • Exam arrangements and
        concessions
      • and much more!

        Assistive technology

      • Topic 3

        Access to Learning & Personal Support (ALPS)

        Access to Learning & Personal Support

        Our team can provide you with support both in and out of class. We are also able to provide you with access to assistive and adaptive technology as required.

        We are able to support you if you have any of the following conditions:- Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), those with Dyspraxia, general Learning Difficulties, Emotional Behavioural Difficulties or Mental Health issues.

        Our support staff are also on hand to help you with personal care, mobility and eating as well as with general learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

        They also liaise with Kirklees Transport to arrange transport (subject to eligibility) to and from the College for students with mobility issues and vulnerable students.

        Contact the ALPS Team:

        Team Leader
        David Sharp
        Tel: 01484 536521
        Ext 7542/2306/2899
        DSharp@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

        Huddersfield Centre
        Eve Holding
        ALS Administrative Assistant
        Tel: 01484 437941
        EHolding@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

        Dewsbury Centre
        Kathryn Stevenson
        ALS Administrative Assistant
        Tel: 01924 465916 Ext 2300
        KStevens@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

        Access to Learning & Personal Support (ALPS)

        • Topic 4

          Dyslexia Support Team

          Dyslexia Support Team

          Our team of highly qualified, committed staff are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential within your studies and experiences whilst at the College.

          • Specialist services including: initial diagnostic interview, individual 1:1 tuition, adaption of materials, testing and reports for exam access arrangements, scotopic sensitivity test, diagnostic assessments.
          • You will be offered a Pre-entry Assessment prior to commencing your course here at the College.
          • Bespoke support packages are tailor made to meet your needs.
          • Regular Reviews take place throughout the academic year to assess your progress, set targets and check that the support is meeting your needs.
        • Out of class support is available
        • A wide range of equipment and resources are available for use to enhance your learning/training experience

          Contact the Dyslexia Team:

          Huddersfield Centre
          Susan Chadwick
          01484 536521 Ext 7354
          SChadwick@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

          Andrea Combstock
          01924 465916 Ext 7060
          ACmbstck@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

        • Dewsbury Centre
          Pamela Sutcliffe
          01924 465916 Ext 2254
          PSutcliffe@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

          Andrea Combstock
          01924 465916 Ext 7060
          ACmbstck@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

          • Topic 5

            Choices Centre - College Sexual Health Service

            Choices Centre

            Choices Centre - College Sexual Health Service

            The Choices Centre is a relationships and sexual health support centre in Kirklees College. We are part of the personal and social support team.

            We offer a nurse led dropin sexual health service for students including

            • FREE condoms
            • FREE pregnancy testing
            • FREE Chlamydia testing
            • CONFIDENTIAL advice about sexual health issues and local sexual health service providers.

            The centre’s nurse also offers support on sexual health promotion/education to students and staff within the college.

            Please contact the service via:

            Kati Cullaigh
            Personal & Social Support
            Team Leader
            Tel: 01484 437000 Ext 7737

            Drop-in sexual health service times

            Monday and Friday
            11.30am -1.30pm Huddersfield (room E010)

            Wednesday
            11.30am - 1.30pm
            Brunel House (First aid room)

            Tuesday and Thursday
            11.30am - 1.30pm Dewsbury (room A029)

            (Occasionally subject to change)

            Emergency Contraception

            If you have put yourself at risk of an unplanned pregnancy and want to access emergency contraception or advice from a health professional. You should contact:

            C.A.S.H.
            (contraceptive and sexual health)
            South Kirklees - 01484 344260
            North Kirklees - 01924 351550

            Emergency contraception can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sexual intercourse. It is more effective in the first 24 hours. Do not delay seeking advice.

            If you have put yourself at risk of a sexually transmitted infection. (Remember some infections may not have any symptoms).

            G.U.M.
            (genito-urinary medicine)
            South Kirklees 01484 344311
            North Kirklees 01924 816120

            Choices Centre - College Sexual Health Service

            • Topic 6

              Personal and Social Support Team PSST

              Pastoral Support

              As a student you will have a personal tutor who meets regularly with you and with your other tutors to check you are ok with College and things generally.

              Your tutor will also give you help and guidance about moving on to the next level of study or Career.

              In addition, our team of Pastoral Support staff can also help you sort out personal issues such as handling problems at home or College.

              These may include:

              • Settling into College
              • Feeling unhappy
              • Bullying & Harassment/falling out with friends
              • Homelessness
              • Family problems
              • Feeling stressed or angry
              • Resolving arguments
              • Self confidence
              • Drugs and Alcohol misuse
              • Life/college balance

              Contact the Pastoral Support Team:

              pastoral@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

              Huddersfield Centre
              Tel: 01484 437137 Ext 7137

              Dewsbury Centre
              Tel: 01924 465916 Ext 2403

              Counselling Service

              As a student you are entitled to use the College’s Counselling Service.

              This is a CONFIDENTIAL service with qualified Counsellors who between them have had many years experience counselling students.

              You can talk, in a private and confidential atmosphere, about any problem that may be causing you concern or upset.

              Whatever the difficulty, you do not have to struggle on your own.

              You can book an appointment(s) directly with the Counsellors or call in to see our friendly staff at Student Support Reception/Enquiries on the ground floor of ‘A’ Block .

              Contact the Counselling Team:

              counsellingservice@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

              Huddersfield Centre
              Tel: 01484 437013 Ext 7220 or 7839

              Dewsbury Centre
              Tel: 01924 465916 Ext 2402

              Counselling Service

              Click here for more information about the Councelling Service.

              • Topic 7

                Contact details

                The Additional Learning Support Manager
                Mr Nick Glossop
                01484 536521 Ext 7765
                NGlossop@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

                The Learning Workshop

                Huddersfield Centre
                Sue Kendall or
                Anadelle Robinson
                01484 437044
                AMR@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

                Dewsbury Centre
                Liz Openshaw or
                Michelle Harrison
                01924 465916 Ext 2298
                MHarrison@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

                Access to Learning & Personal Support (ALPS)
                Team Leader
                David Sharp
                Tel: 01484 536521
                Ext 7542/2306/2899
                DSharp@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

                Huddersfield Centre
                Eve Holding
                ALS Administrative Assistant
                Tel: 01484 437941
                EHolding@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

                Dewsbury Centre
                Kathryn Stevenson
                ALS Administrative Assistant
                Tel: 01924 465916 Ext 2300
                KStevens@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

                Hearing Impaired Support Team:

                Andrea Combstock
                01484 536521 Ext 7060
                ACmbstck@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

                Dyslexia Support

                Huddersfield Centre
                Sue Chadwick
                01484 536521 Ext 7354
                schadwick@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

                Andrea Combstock
                01484 536521 Ext 7060
                acmbstck@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

                Dewsbury Centre
                Pamela Sutcliffe
                01924 465916 Ext 2254
                psutcliffe@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

                Andrea Combstock
                01484 536521 Ext 7060
                acmbstck@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

                Visual Impaired Support Team:

                Huddersfield and Dewsbury Centres
                Susan Wood or Elain Curran
                01484 536521 Ext 7883
                SWood02@kirkleescollege.ac.uk
                ECurran@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

                The Counselling Team:

                Huddersfield Centre

                Tel: 01484 437013 Ext 7220 or 7839
                counsellingservice@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

                Dewsbury Centre

                Tel: 01924 465916 Ext 2402
                dewscounsellingservice@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

                Pastoral Support Team

                pastoral@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

                Huddersfield Centre
                Tel: 01484 437137 Ext 7137

                Dewsbury Centre
                Tel: 01924 465916 Ext 2403

                Choices Centre

                Please contact the service via:

                Kati Cullaigh
                Personal and Social Support
                Team Leader
                Tel:01484 437000 Ext 7737

                • Topic 8

                  Applying for Additional Learning Support


                  You can help speed up the process if you do the following!
                  • Provide information and/or reports from school, another college or Connexions. For example: A Statement, School Action + reports, Section 139a assessments, educational psychologist reports, notes from your doctor etc. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence and you will be asked to complete a short Disclosure record so we have your consent to share any information, for example for exam arrangements.
                  • Let us know by ticking the box on your application and enrolment form
                  • Contact us directly over the summer or before the course starts
                  • For Higher Education students, apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowances when you apply through UCAS
                  • Tell your tutor and ask them to complete an ALS Referral Form on your behalf at any point in the academic year.

                  All students will have an informal ALS interview and assessment as part of the process from someone in the ALS team.

                   

                  Applying for Additional Learner Support

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