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Stop the propsed ALS room move

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Currently the ALS study centre is in K123 but there has been a proposal for this to be moved into the library. K123 is necessary for the following reasons:

Ofsted - the 2011 report stated the ALS provision needed to be given adequate rooming and resources; this is why we were moved from the small K124 into the current room. 

Space - K123 is a safe and quiet environment allowing ALS teachers to cater for specific individual learner needs away from the lively atmosphere within and around the library. However, at peak times it can get busy which could de-motivate learners.

Confidentiality and Privacy – this is key for our vulnerable learners, in the library this will be curtailed due to the lack of space. Consistency is imperative for many users of K123. A change of location can cause unsettlement on many different levels resulting in anything from missing sessions due to room location to experiencing a lack of belonging or stable support.

Differentiation – in K123 there are individual booths which are necessary for our learners who may have specific learning difficulties.

Inclusion and Visibility – many learners appreciate the privacy/anonymity offered by K123. In the proposed rooms they have stated they would feel uncomfortable as due to high visibility. Thus they will be discouraged from using the service; therefore the college will not fulfil its obligation to support all learners.

Potential learners and parents - have been impressed by the space and quality of provision offered in K123 and are concerned about the possible stigma and spatial issues if it was to be moved to the library.

Wider college population – there will be less space in the library to study. Thus the level of noise will rise in the library as learners will be more cramped.

Please support staff and students across the college by signing this petition against the move.


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