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Welcome to the SEN Department

The aim of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Department is to provide support for all students who need additional support to help them make progress and fulfil their potential academically, personally and socially. Some support is available from Teaching Assistants in lessons, however the Learning Base is open every day to help develop literacy and numeracy skills as well as offer support with homework/ coursework and examination preparation.  All students are welcome to attend.


Our first concern is always the progress and well- being of your children and we appreciate any feedback you have: if you ever have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Learning Base Opening Times

(8am - 8.30am)
(1.10pm - 1.25pm)
After school

Meet the department:

Member of StaffTitleIn school specialismOther support/interventions
Jacqueline YoungAcademy Director of Intervention and Inclusion
Lisa Colvin-GrieveAcademy Intervention and Inclusion CoordinatorTeacher of Science/
Safeguarding DSP
LAC Officer
I will be available for monthly parental drop in sessions to address any concerns you may have this academic year 2015-2016
I will be delivering some IMPACT (Involving More Parents And Children Together) sessions for parents of Year 7 and 8 pupils on the Additional needs register.
I am always happy to meet to discuss the progress of any of the pupils please contact me via the following email:
Di PinellAcademy Intervention and Inclusion Assistant
Ravinder SihreSenior Teaching Assistant (HLTA)Small group support for pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL)

I am also available to help with translation.
Carol AkelTeaching AssistantDyslexiaRuns a handwriting club in the learning base
Sunita HansTeaching AssistantMathematics/ Numeracy
Georgina GassTeaching AssistantVisual ImpairmentRuns a spelling bee club in the learning base.