Student Support Plan (SSP)

Student Support Plan (SSP)

The Student Support Plan (SSP) is issued by the Student Health and Wellbeing Service. The SSP sets out identified support and reasonable adjustments, and information staff need to be aware of, to ensure that a disabled student can access and participate in their course of study. For example, a student whose disability impacts their ability to process information quickly would benefit from receiving a lecture outline in advance to help them prepare or longer feedback meetings with staff following assessment. The SSP also sets out what actions the student can take to engage with the support available to them.

Information and adjustments are set out in four sections, and staff will need to consider and put in place adjustments relevant to their role and contact with the student:

1. Information for Students
2. Information for Staff
3. Examination Adjustments
4. Information for the School Safety Officer

The identified adjustments are made within the context of the Equality Act 2010, which places a duty on education providers to make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants and students, and therefore there is a legal expectation for staff to act on the information set out in the SSP. If staff believe an adjustment would be difficult to implement or that the adjustment may compromise a learning outcome, please get in touch with Student Health and Wellbeing to discuss any concerns.