Learning Support & SEND

'Always desire to learn something useful' - Sophocles

The Learning Support Faculty offers support and acts as a resource for students of all abilities and ages and for those students who have English as an additional language.  Some students encounter spelling, reading, writing, mathematical, organisational and behavioural problems and need the additional help provided by specialist staff.

Small group and one to one support by teachers is offered to those with an identified need for additional or different work. Furthermore, Teaching Assistants are deployed across the curriculum to aid access and to ensure that dedicated support is in place to develop students’ independence and strategies for coping beyond school.  

In addition, the Faculty liaises with a number of outside agencies to widen the support given to students and their parents.  These include Educational Psychology, Hearing and Visually Impaired Advisory Services, Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning Advisory Services amongst many others.

Mrs N Wilkin-Mead:          SENDCO, Teacher of Science

Mrs P Donnelly:                Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Lead Teaching Assistant to Humanities Faculty

Mrs A Hek:                         Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Lead Teaching Assistant to Learning Support Faculty

Mrs C Howell:                    Teaching Assistant, Lead Teaching Assistant to English Faculty

Mrs T Newborough:         Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Lead Teaching Assistant to Science Faculty

Mrs S Taylor:                     Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Lead Teaching Assistant to Maths Faculty

Mrs L Wall:                         Teacher of French, Lead Teaching Assistant to Languages Faculty

Mrs J Bloom:                     Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Exam dispensation co-ordinator

Miss E Burden:                 Teaching Assistant

Mrs E Jones:                     Teaching Assistant 

Miss A Pullin:                    Teaching Assistant

Mr R Riley:                         Teaching Assistant

Mrs K Vallender:              Teaching Assistant