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Learning Support


Ethos and Overview

The college welcomes all children who would cope with and benefit from a mainstream secondary curriculum. Students with particular special educational needs are supported as appropriate, by high quality teaching in the classroom, extra help in lessons, by having some tuition in small groups, and in some cases by personal tuition. Students with physical disabilities are given every possible support and encouragement to achieve access to the mainstream curriculum. All students with special educational needs participate fully and we believe successfully, in the College community throughout their time here.

Learning Support Department Staff Structure
  • Mr M Watson - Assistant Principal holds National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
  • Mrs S Fuller - SEN Year Manager and Dyslexia Programme Manager
  • Mrs M Greene - SEN Year Manager and Curriculum LSA Manager
  • Mrs K Hawthorne - SEN Year Manager
  • Mrs J Shiell - SEN Year Manager and Student Specific LSA Manager
  • Mrs A Tedford - SEN Year Manager and Dyslexia Programme Manager

The SEN Year Manager stays with their year group while at each campus.
Mrs Hawthorne and Mrs Tedford are based at Frinton Campus.
Mrs Fuller, Mrs Greene and Mrs Shiell are based at Thorpe Campus.

Mr M Watson
Assistant Principal

Useful Information
Please click on the links below to view our SEND information.