Key Information

Key Information List


The Learning Support department focuses on the identification and support of pupils who have learning  needs of all sorts, from difficulties with learning and cognition, through to medical issues. 

The team is led by the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) who has over twelve years of secondary teaching experience. There are Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) in English, Maths and Science, as well as small team of Learning Support Assistants who support pupils in a variety of lessons, with a focus on those with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). 

A small number of pupils have individual or small group tuition but most support takes place in the classroom, helping pupils to complete the work set for their class.

We are also fortunate to have the services of a Home School Link Worker who is the first port of call with home issues which affect progress in school.

The SENCo is always happy to meet with you to discuss your child's needs in order to support them fully during their time with us.

Email: Mrs A Neil (SENCo)

Key Roles and Responsibilities


The SENCO has day-to-day responsibility for the operation of SEN policy and co-ordination of specific provision made to support individual pupils with SEN, including those who have EHC plans. Part of the role of the SENCO is to co-ordinate arrangements with the class teachers/tutors/year leaders regarding those pupils with SEN and disabilities.

SENCO Name: Mrs Amanda Neil

Contact details:    or  01428 647075 (direct)

The SENCO liaises directly with both the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher regarding the welfare of all pupils with SEN/ Disability

Other staff with specific roles

The SEN Governor is Sue Stathers

The Home School Link Worker (HSLW) is Gemma Fry (ext: 232)

The SEN Higher Level Teaching Assistants are:  

- Janet Dodd (HLTA - English)

- Janet Dann (HLTA -Maths)

- Sharon Cook (HLTA - Science)

The Teaching Assistants are:                             

- Elena Twite-Hadidian

- Anna Parsons

The Designated Safeguarding Lead with specific Safeguarding responsibility is Peter Barraud (Deputy Headteacher)

The members of staff responsible for managing Pupil Premium are Chris Steels and Stewart Williams

The member of staff responsible for managing Looked After Child funding is Amanda Neil (SENCo)

The staff in the Pupil Support and Guidance office (PSG) manage the school’s responsibility for meeting the medical needs of pupils