Support for students
Student support within Ridley Hall is recognised as being of paramount importance and addressed in a holistic manner.
We appreciate all students may need support at various times in their journey. This can include educational, spiritual, personal and much more. With this in mind, the staff strive to provide a range of support to ensure all students feel encouraged and included.
This is an area of College life that is constantly developing, and a number of positive changes are currently under way to ensure students and staff alike receive the help they need during their time with us.
All students have access to an on-site chaplaincy team who can provide spiritual direction as well as support to students in their own faith journey.
We recognise that life does not stop just because you are in training. This is why designated staff are on hand to provide advice, support and advocacy. The one thing we ask of you is to let us know if you are facing difficulties as soon as you are able. We can therefore look to support you in the best way possible.
"Being dyslexic and dyspraxic has meant that I had quite a rough ride with my compulsory education, but Ridley has been so supportive of my learning needs that it has eased my transition back into learning."
Ben Brady, Ridley ordinand
Study skills support is provided through formative and summative feedback from lecturers, online resources and classroom teaching.
Kayleigh Prince is our SpLD (Special Learning Difficulties) Tutor who supports students with a diagnosed SpLD, providing advice on learning strategies, assessments and communication with tutors.
We also support students to access an Initial Diagnostic Assessment if this is something you would like to explore. This is the first step in accessing the DSA (Disabled Students' Allowances).
Within Ridley we have two designated safeguarding officers, Andrew Dunlop and Kayleigh Prince, who is Safeguarding Lead for Ridley Lay Ministry. If you are facing any safeguarding issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in contact.
We're committed to making what reasonable adjustments we can to our infrastructure and processes to help students with mobility difficulties to engage as fully as possible with life and learning at Ridley.