Learner Support Team


Learning Support Team (LST) - Target Team

We want every student to succeed, and the LST supports students with a wide range of different needs. The team works with students who have:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mental Health difficulties
  • Visual Impairments
  • Hearing Impairments
  • Physical difficulties
  • Medical conditions
  • Temporary disabilities


Talk to Target Team

Call us on 0191 226 6275

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Newcastle Sixth Form College have a dedicated counsellor who is available for all students who need a confidential space to discuss any difficulties they may be experiencing. The counsellor can also offer advice on agencies external to the Sixth Form who can offer additional support for students. Sessions usually take place by pre-arranged appointment and are on a weekly basis, unless you request otherwise.


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Parents Comment on Target Team – March 2020

‘My daughter has thrived at NSFC and become confident, made friends and is now a high achiever. She is studying Government and Politics, Religious Studies and Classical Civilisation. Her mock exams and assessments are fantastic.’

‘I know this is her hard work, but without the fantastic support team which helped her settle in this wouldn't be possible. Please accept our thanks, and appreciation. Newcastle Sixth Form College really is outstanding. A massive thank you to your Target Team. Jen and her colleagues really do outstanding work and deserve recognition for the marvellous help they give all their students.

‘For the first time ever my daughter has faced her fears, gone out of her comfort zone and even supported her friends. She has achieved so much here not just academically and is socially, healthier and happier. She has set goals and is achieving A's and A* and now has a conditional offer at Durham University for Archaeology.’

‘My daughter doesn't like praise and is hard on herself but you and your college are helping her believe in herself. A special thankyou to her Tutors for supporting, helping and adapting to her requirements when necessary, Your Target Team really do go above and beyond. Jen, Libby and the team are amazing and should be so very proud. Newcastle Sixth Form College really do go the extra mile. Thank you so much for helping our daughter achieve her dreams and reach her goals.’

The Staff have been a major part at Newcastle Sixth Form College, and their enthusiasm, care, and exclusivity has had a substantial benefit to my wellbeing. This is a fantastic route for any individual who wants to aim high and be the best they can be in every possible way.
Sosan Mirafgan, Film Studies
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