Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

A Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) is a difference or difficulty with some particular aspects of learning. The most common SpLDs are:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia or Development Coordination Disorder (DCD)
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dysgraphia

Our Specialist Dyslexia Tutors provide a range of support for students to develop learning strategies that will help them access and complete their A-levels. This in turn, increases confidence, independence and self-esteem.

The specialist support offered may include:

  • One-to-one sessions to help develop learning strategies
  • Small group workshops
  • Level 3 Academic study skills sessions
  • Liaison with personal tutors and teaching staff, to develop specific classroom strategies and targeted support so that curriculum, teaching and assessment methods are effectively differentiated
  • Exam Access Arrangements
  • A screening process for those who have not previously been diagnosed, and guidance in accessing a full diagnostic assessment, if appropriate
  • Assistive technology support
  • Supporting learners in accessing opportunities across college such as trips, enrichment activities and participation in PAWS week.
  • Supporting students planning to progress to university with their Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) applications.