On occasions students experience difficulties which have an impact on their studies and require support beyond the remit of the standard School Mitigating Circumstances procedures. The supported study procedures will be invoked following serious concerns expressed over a student’s health, wellbeing or
behaviour, which has led to:
• Doubts from staff over the student’s fitness to study at the School and/or within a placement, and/or the disruption of the teaching, learning or support of other students.
• Students who present the School with difficulties due to their physical, mental or emotional wellbeing should wherever possible be considered from a supportive perspective rather than a disciplinary one.
This procedure has been developed as an alternative to the Disciplinary Procedures. The School however reserves the right to invoke the Disciplinary Procedures where students’ health or behaviour poses a risk of harm to either themselves or others, or where students do not positively respond to more supportive interventions.