- Published: 21 November 2016
Sussex Coast College Hastings has been recognised for providing exceptional support to dyslexic students after being awarded the British Dyslexia Association Quality Mark last week.
Sussex Coast College is one of the only colleges in East Sussex to be awarded the accreditation for their excellent standards and support they offer to students with dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling and is estimated to affect 1 in 10 people in the UK.
Kay Zukor, SpLD Tutor said: “We already have a number of qualified specialist staff who support and teach our dyslexic students, and we already demonstrated many of the criteria needed to gain the quality mark. I was keen to celebrate and champion the fact that we are dyslexia specialists, and the BDA mark confirms that.”
The British Dyslexia Association visited the College at the beginning of November. In order to achieve the quality mark the College had to achieve essential criteria in 5 standards, ranging from appropriately qualified staff to differentiated teaching and learning in the classroom.
Vicky Chainey, Head of Student Support Services said: “The quality mark demonstrates a positive commitment to meeting the needs of young people with dyslexia. We are a centre of excellence and have an approach to learning that embraces diversity, improving the experience of all students within the College.”