Learning Support

The Learning Support Department is a hugely skilled and experienced team who endeavour to meet the learning, medical, physical and emotional needs of all of our students.

The Management Team is made up of Miss Hayburn (Assistant Headteacher/SENCO) and Mrs Kirsty Lewis (Assistant SENCo), who lead a team of Teaching Assistants and Senior Teaching Assistants, some of whom work across a range of departments whilst others work more closely with core areas of the curriculum to develop a subject specialism that can be utilised to support students, particularly during their KS4 and KS5 courses.

The Department works closely with a range of outside agencies to ensure we always have the most specialised and experienced professionals supporting students with specific needs. These agencies include SENSS (Special Educational Needs Support Services), AOT (Autism Outreach Team), Behaviour Support, PDSS (Physical Disability Support Service), SALT (Speech and Language Therapy). We also take every opportunity to train with the professionals to extend and disseminate their good practice through the Department and the school as a whole.

Where parents are concerned about a student’s progress, or wish to discuss a particular learning need we are happy to meet and discuss how best we can work together to meet those needs.

Appointments can be made via Mrs L Brown, the Learning Support Department’s Administrative Assistant.

Additional Information can be seen via the SEND Information report.