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Study Support

Study Support

At Franklin we have experience in supporting students with a wide range of physical disabilities and learning difficulties. College staff receive specialist training in this area and we will do our best to meet individual needs. All Franklin students are eligible to receive extra support from the Learning Skills Team. Support can include anything, from help with one-off study problems to one-on-one support sessions and workshops in spelling and punctuation. Whatever your needs, we will support you through your studies to ensure that you achieve your full potential at Franklin. 

  • At Franklin you can tell us about your needs at any time – on your application form, at interview and at enrolment or by contacting us directly.
  • All students are asked to complete a short initial assessment exercise when they enrol at Franklin which enables us to identify individuals likely to benefit from some extra support. Students can refer themselves to the Learning Support team at any time during their studies and, with the student’s consent, teachers also make referrals for support.
  • Students entering College with an EHCP will be invited to meet with us prior to commencing studies in order to plan appropriate support. In the case of students with an EHCP who have not made us aware of this prior to enrolment, arrangements will be made as soon as possible. 
  • The Learning Support team will assist in preparing you for your next steps. Franklin has strong links with the support departments at many Universities, with the Supported Employment team and with a range of local employers, as well as with the YPSS. Support can also be provided in developing independent living skills, through our own support or links with local agencies. We also work closely with Social Services, CAMHS, Doorstep, the LA Transport Training team, the Sensory Impairment Team, the Community Paediatric team, the Hospital Orthoptic Department.
  • The progress of our SEN students is monitored in the same way as for those without SEN. All students are set realistic academic targets, and their progress towards those targets is regularly reviewed. In addition, those students with an EHCP will have identified specific Outcomes important to them, their progress towards which will be monitored via their Annual Review.
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For more information please contact Joanne Barley:
01472 875000 ext 763 or

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