Key Information

Key Information List


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

The team is led by our very experienced Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo) Miss Everritt. We have a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), as well as a team of Learning Support Assistants who support students in a variety of lessons, with a focus on those with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). 

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

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


Key Roles and Responsibilities


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

SENDCO Name: Miss L Everritt

Contact details:  or 01428 654055

The SENDCO liaises directly with the Headteacher regarding the welfare of all students with SEN/ Disability

Other staff with specific roles

The SEND Governor is Sue Stathers.

The Assistant SENDCo is Miss H Miller

The SEND Administrator is Mrs C Leatherby

The SEND Higher Level Teaching Assistant is:  

  • J Dann

The Learning Support Assistants are:                             

  • L Bearham
  • A Dean
  • S Evans
  • K Laughlin
  • J Le Marchant
  • K Massey
  • G McBride
  • L Ross
  • V Voice

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

The member of staff responsible for managing Pupil Premium is Miss Everritt (Assistant Headteacher and SENDCo)

The member of staff responsible for managing Looked After Child funding is Mr G Lester-Smith

The staff in the Engagement office manage the school’s responsibility for meeting the medical needs of students (Miss E Jones is the Senior Engagement Leader).