Students with a difficulty or disability performed better at New College in 2014-15 than similar students in any sixth form college across the country. Click here for more details.
At New College we welcome students with learning difficulties or disabilities and endeavour to make the experience of college life a positive one. Our Study Support staff will work with you from transition in school to your progression beyond college to ensure you have the best chance of settling into college life and are able to succeed and progress. Before you take up your place at college, a member of the Study Support Team will be available to discuss your individual needs and any specialist support and/or facilities that you may require. Your support will be reviewed at regular intervals and adjusted, according to your needs.
For further information see our contact details below. You may also wish to refer to the College’s Disability Statement and the Learner’s with a Difficulty or Disability (LLDD) Policy for further details.
Our offer to support Students with Difficulties and Disabilities
We understand that each student we see is unique, and that is why we work with you to see how we can best meet your individual needs. As a College we support students at all stages of their learner journey. For more information about what support we can offer to students please see our Guide to Supporting you with a Difficulty or Disability.
“93% of students who were supported by Study Support in 2014/15 felt that the help they received enabled them to achieve their overall goals in college.” – Study Support Survey
“97% of Study Support students in 2014 said they felt included” – Study Support Survey
“94% Success Rate in 2013/14 for students with a learning difficulty or disability. 100% Success Rate specifically for students with Asperger’s Syndrome and Hearing Impairments, and 93.9% Success Rate for students with a Visual Impairment.” – Skills Funding Agency (SFA)
“What an amazing 2 years it’s been, and in all honesty, I really don’t want to leave. I’ll be leaving lots of memories and friends behind as well as many great teachers… and most of all, the amount of support I have had over these 2 extremely short years. Can’t believe I’m leaving! Thank you once again for the support, and putting up with me for 2 years, it’s been great!” – Year 13 Student
“Specialist support from highly skilled additional support staff enables students with physical and learning disabilities and/or difficulties to participate fully in college life and make very good progress.” – OFSTED, May 2014
Please contact us about any of our services and support. We welcome any feedback, and would be happy to hear from you if you have any enquiry. You can contact us via the information below or alternatively visit the Wakefield ‘My Local Offer’ website at wakefield.mylocaloffer.org/new-college-Pontefract.
Study Support General Enquiries:
Tel: 01977 802630
Jane Rolfe – Senior Study Support Coordinator:
Tel: 01977 802655