Supporting schools

The funding available through the Disabled Students Allowance has been consistently found to increase the academic achievements of students studying in higher education who are in receipt of this support. Students do better academically and are at less risk of failing or leaving university for reasons related to difficulties with mental health, specific learning difficulties or chronic health conditions.

We think that’s a pretty important message to pass on to pupils in Years 12 and 13 so that they know what help they can get if they go on to study in higher education.

So, if you work with a school within the Farnham area and would like one of our team to come and talk to your pupils about this support, then please let us know – we’d love to come and spread the word!

For more information, please email or call 01252 721095

Supporting pupils

Students who apply for support though the Disabled Students Allowance are often amazed by how much there is that can support their studies. This can then be quickly followed by dismay that they hadn’t known about this beforehand as the support would have been invaluable when they were studying at school or college. 

We want to try and rectify this by offering pupils studying in years 10 upwards an opportunity to attend an assessment to see what support may benefit them. From this, we will provide a report listing a range of different options for software and apps that can help anyone studying who has a specific learning difficulty, ADHD, a mental health condition, or a long-term health condition or physical impairment.

The assessment will identify solutions for whatever equipment is currently available to the pupil, be it a computer, phone, tablet or Chromebook, and concentrate primarily on recommending free or low cost solutions rather than expensive software packages.

The cost of the assessment is £150 plus VAT, and would normally take place at our centre in Farnham. However, if more than four pupils from the same school wished to have an assessment, we could come to the school to carry them out there, and this could then be at any school in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire or Surrey.

For more information, please email or call 01252 7210955