Learning support team recognised for sector-leading screening programme
The learning support team at Coleg Ceredigion and Coleg Sir Gâr have been commended in the Beacon Awards and recognised by Estyn for effective practice for their inclusive bilingual student screening programme.
The in-house developed screening programme is offered to all new and returning students serving as an information gathering tool but with the ability to delve deeper into learning styles and highlighting any personal barriers to learning, which feedbacks directly to teachers to enable them to provide a more inclusive learning experience.
It has been commended in the national Beacon Awards RCU Award for Support for Students for its inclusivity and its ability to gauge individual responses to barriers to learning. The screener is completed by all students so that they can be offered access to person-centred support facilities.
The screener forms part of the learning support induction process and can be accessible by using assistive technology. It is a structured process but for those who want to share individual barriers to learning, the system allows them to dig deeper and confidently share their learning profile, allowing teachers to build inclusivity into their lesson plans.
Julia Green, assistant director for learning experience and learning support at Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion said: “We are very proud of the screening programme we have developed and thrilled to be recognised for the sector-leading work involved.
“The bilingual screener is an easily navigated system which allows for an understanding of personal characteristics which gives teachers an insight into each individual learner and allows them to understand how to assist and support them in their learning environment.
“Our screening questionnaire can identify physical and neurodiverse learning needs which will ultimately feedback and vastly improve their learning experience for students at college.”
Coleg Ceredigion is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08725643 and is a registered charity No. 1154557.
The registered office is at Park Place, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1AB