Students with Disabilities
We welcome students with learning difficulties or disabilities. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact us when they apply. Before you take up your place at the Centre we will discuss your individual needs with you and make all reasonable attempts to provide any specialist support and/or facilities that you may require. We will continue to meet with you at regular intervals to ensure your needs are being met.
The Medical Room is located within Administration next to Reception which allows students to be easily monitored by the Medical Officer, and when appropriate, enables parents to easily collect them. The Medical Officer Miss Grant works in Partnership with the Academy to create an environment that promotes healthy living, as well as responding to the needs of individual students. The facilities of the Medical Room mean that first aid and emergency care and treatment can be provided as necessary.
Students can also access other services such as confidential health advice and support for disabilities or long term conditions which require medication administration. Students can drop in and see the Medical Officer at any time between the hours of 8:15 – 17:15 Mon – Thurs and 8:15 – 15:30 Fridays to discuss any concerns or problems they may be having, whether it be with exam stress or any other medical issue.
Students with Special Educational Needs
If you wish to apply to us and have a learning difficulty or disability please tell us about any potential difficulties or special requirements on your application form so that we can ensure that we provide you will the necessary support. You should also mention your difficulty at your initial interview. The Communication Support Workers, Mrs Beattie and Miss Dack will contact you before you start at the Academy so that we can plan ahead and prepare for your needs.
A Communication Support Worker will meet with you to ensure that:
- your Special Educational Needs are identified
- your tutors know about your requirements
- suitable provision is made to meet your needs
- there is liaison with appropriate outside agencies
If you have queries about funding arrangements (e.g. for transport or special equipment etc) information can be obtained from local agencies such as your Local Education Authority and Social Services.
Support with Bus Fares
Staffordshire County Council are introducing a public transport scheme for Under 20’s; a bus pass that’s equivalent to £1 per journey, applicable to school holidays and weekends as well. Further information can be found at the following link:
Learning Resource Centre
The Learning Resource Centre is central to everything we do at Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form.
Students are able to choose from a wide range of books, CDs and DVDs to support their studies many of which they are able to borrow to use at home. We also subscribe to a number of electronic resources which contain good quality trusted information to make sure that students always have the information they need to produce their best work. They are able to explore their subjects and the world through the journals, magazines and newspapers we provide and research their assignments using their own wireless equipment or one of our 30 PCs.
There are two professional librarians on hand who can help with finding and evaluating information, referencing and avoiding plagiarism or any other information query you may have. Our aim is to develop students who are skilled and confident independent learners whether their next step is to university or straight into an exciting career.