Additional Learning Support
At Bexley College we value the fact that each of our students is a unique individual, with their own hopes, needs and ambitions. One of the ways in which we try to help students to achieve their goals is by offering every student Additional Learning Support where appropriate. It is individual help provided by experienced, well qualified staff to assist you.
How can you get additional support?
You can just turn up at the ALS staff room – W041 at Tower Road. You can specifically request help at a time that is convenient for you, either through your course tutor, by telephoning or e-mailing a member of the AS team or by asking any member of staff in the Study Centre.
When you start your course you will be asked to complete a diagnostic assessment, which identifies your strengths and weaknesses in language or number skills, as well as possible signs of dyslexia or of language difficulty specific to ESOL students.
How we can help
If the assessment shows that you could be helped by some extra teaching, or if you ask for extra help with language or numbers at any time during the academic year we offer the following:
- Specialist teaching and assessment for ESOL and Dyslexia, which is followed through with extra help in exams (reader/writer/extra time) if necessary.
- Extra help with study skills, language or number, in ‘Open Access’ sessions which you can attend as and when you need to.
- Assistance with organisation and assignment writing skills needed to complete your assignments.
- Extra support in the classroom, for example, in your vocational lessons.
- Individual (one to one) arrangements for personal tuition and specialist resources if you have a learning need, e.g. in basic skills or if you have a learning difficulty or disability.
There are a number of well trained Additional Learning Support tutors with an understanding of student difficulties. They are ready, willing and able to give you help when you need it.