The Learning Support Team

KES has a highly qualified and experienced SEND team, led by two SENCOs. One for Literacy, who has over 20 years experience and one for Numeracy, who has 12 years experience as a Head of Year, and is currently taking the SENCO Accreditation Award.

The team includes 20 Learning Support Assistants (LSAs), many of whom have specialist areas of expertise or who lead a year team, a qualified counsellor, Inclusion Manager, Sixth Form Mentor and Mentor to ASD students. The English, Maths and Humanities faculties benefit from Specialist LSAs attached to the Faculty. The school will also be recruiting a specialist LSA to work within the Science faculty.

All staff receive regular SEND training and those supporting pupils with specific needs will receive regular and relevant training (professional development) via internal and external sources. The LSA team are regularly involved in whole school training.

The SEND department will access outside agencies such as the EP Service, Occupational Therapists, CAMHS or Speech and Language Therapists, if further expertise is required.

Mr A Amran – SENCo (Numeracy) and Head of Learning Support
Mrs K Jacobs – Trainee SENCo (Literacy)

Mrs L Wright – SEN Admin Co-ordinator
Mr G Frost – Inclusion Manager
Mrs A Lang – School Counsellor
Mrs J Collisson – PLC Manager

Mrs C Baker – Faculty Learning Support Assistant – English
Mr S Boxall – Learning Mentor KS5 and Independent Study Supervisor 
Mrs K Costello – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs H Cassidy – Faculty Learning Support Assistant – Maths
Mrs R Cousins – Faculty Learning Support Assistant – Maths
Mr M Crate – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs A Deadman – Faculty Learning Support Assistant – Science
Ms M Farrell – Care Assistant and Learning Support Assistant
Mrs S Fox – Learning Support Assistant 
Mrs C Foy – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs S Frankum – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs J Goring – Learning Support Assistant
Miss L Hurst – Care Assistant
Mrs B Jones – Faculty Learning Support Assistant – Humanities
Mrs J Kidwell – Care Assistant
Mrs L Levere – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs D Lowe – Learning Support Assistant
Miss J Mwaura – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs A Smee – Learning Support Assistant and ASDAN Teacher 
Mrs W Walker – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs B Wanna – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs S Wilson – Faculty Learning Support Assistant – English
Mrs C Winyard – Learning Support Assistant

Mrs B Woolley – KES @ Sutton Centre Manager
Mrs E Birnie – KES @ Sutton Centre Assistant