Student Support 

Team Leader:

Jen Williams (Assistant Headteacher)

Admin Assistant To Student Support

Emma Cummins 

School Councellor:

Lynda Mattravers

KS3 MLD Co-ordinator:

Nina Ellis

KS4 MLD Co-ordinator:

Sarah Churchill 


Learning Support Officers:

Hayley Archer

Emma Hicks

Kathryn Williams

Nikki Casey

Becky Crompton

Emma Davies

Rhian James

Cerys Jermany

Andrea Kinsella

Kelly Meek

Lesley Owen

Ruth Saxton 



Learning Support Assistants:

Natalie Harvey

Adele Harris

Sian Preston

Julian Lilly

Katie-Louise Struthers

Mark Broster

Julie Ford

Ellen Lee

Catherine Curtis


Interventions & Support: 

Interventions And Support:

The department offers an array of support strategies and interventions to allow students to become independent learners including,

  • Read Write Inc-literacy support
  • Numeracy workout
  • Specific Learning Difficulty support
  • TALKABOUT – Social skills programme
  • Homework help
  • Access arrangement and assessments
  • ELSA- Emotional Literacy support
  • Counselling- provided by our school based counsellor and also an independent Counsellor
  • In class support
  • Nurture- structured support at lunch and break times
  • Daily check in
  • FRIENDS- a Transition support programme
  • Visual timetables
  • Handwriting and presentation advice

The above list is not exhaustive and we often have to find new interventions and support to meet the needs of individuals.


The Student Support Centre is now able to provide in class shared support that benefits large numbers of students, the vast array of interventions have also enable huge numbers of students to become more confident and able to access their lessons and become independent learners.

Last year we supported students in finding and pursuing appropriate learning pathways and all of the students were able to go onto an appropriate college or training course to further their education.  This includes those students who accessed the MLD provision, all of which left with a meaningful qualification and suitable learning pathway.

The department also liaises and works with a variety of external support agencies including;

  • Integrated Working Team
  • Social Services
  • Inclusion Service
  • External Counselling services
  • Primary Mental Health\CAMHS
  • Educational Psychology Service
  • Education Welfare service
  • Youth Offending Services
  • EOTAS provision
  • Changing Tracks
  • Bridge Mentoring